Russia's coldest region is up to 20C milder than average this month, say meteorologists.
'The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.' Picture: Vse42
The Arctic district of Verkhoyansk, one of the coldest in habited places in the world, recorded a temperature of 19.2C on 18 November, some 19C above average.
The district is in Yakutia, also known as the Sakha Republic, and in parts of the Arctic north of this region temperatures are even more surprising.
In the village of Olenek on the same day weathermen recorded minus 5.1C, a record warm. In the remote port of Tiksi, it was only minus 3C.
In Chukotka, on the Arctic shore, a November record was registered of a remarkable 4C, with a daily average of 20C milder than usual.
In Chukotka, on the Arctic shore, a November record was registered of a remarkable 4C, with a daily average of 20C milder than usual. Picture: @anna_bondar92, @herrgavs
The director of Wrangel Island Nature Reserve Alexander Gruzdev has reported that the entire autumn saw unusually warm temperatures. 'This year we have abnormal situation - autumn was very warm,' he said.
US president-elect has famously stated: 'The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.'
Still, the latest weather is not consistent with Western Siberia and the Urals facing extreme cold.
Abnormal warmth recorded on the Arctic north-east when Western Siberia and the Urals facing extreme cold. Pictures: The Siberian Times, @matador_gt, Natali Vakorina, Daria Pavlutskaya
Abnormal cold was registered in Omsk region, for example, between 14-20 November, with a low of minus 33C, and a daily average some 10C below typical ranges.
The night of 21 November saw minus 50 in Ulagan, Altai Republic, with roe deer approaching houses in search of food.
Abnormal was cold also recorded in Tyumen, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo and Krasnoyarsk regions. In Tyumen region, some schools were shut due to the extreme low temperatures.
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