The last two days were the warmest on record at Alert, the northernmost station in #Canada! In almost 70 years of record, the station had never recorded a temperature above 20°C until Sunday. #Arctic #Nunavut #permafrost pic.twitter.com/heaL02gEoe
— Patrick Duplessis (@Pat_wx) July 16, 2019
The most northerly community in Canada – and the world for that matter – has set new all-time record highs for two days in a row.
Alert, Nunavut enjoyed the unusual heat thanks to a strong high pressure system over Greenland which moved into the Arctic Ocean.
Environment Canada notes Alert, population 62, normally sees highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C during July and more snow typically falls than rain.