30 Mar '15, 12am

Record heat in Antarctica

Record heat in Antarctica

8-DAY LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY for March 6-13, 2015. Courtesy of NASA. The temperature at a base in Antarctica hit a record high last week, reports Weather Underground. On March 24, 2015 Argentina's Esperanza Base reported a temperature of 63.5°F (17.5°C), which may be the warmest temperature ever recorded on the content. The previous high was set a day earlier at 63.3°F (17.4°C), according to a blog post by Christopher C. Burt . "The 17.5°C (63.5°F) temperature at Esperanza occurred just one day following a reading of 17.4°C (63.3°F) measured at Base Marambio (also under Argentinean administration) on March 23rd. Marambio is located about 60 miles (100 km) southeast of Esperanza. Both figures surpass any temperature yet measured at either site. Esperanza’s previous record high of 17.1°C (62.7°F) was recorded on April 24, 1961 according to Argentina's met service S...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0329-antarctica-record-heat...

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