The UN will examine the reports of record 38°C, the pole of cold in Yakutia

The world meteorological organization (WMO) check reports of new record high temperature of 38 degrees in Russian Verkhoyansk in Yakutia, also known as the Northern pole of cold, said the official representative of WMO Claire Nullis.

Earlier, the head of the Yakut Department of Hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring told RIA Novosti that the air in Verhojansk warmed up to 38, the reason for this the weather in the sharply continental climate of Yakutia and powerful anticyclone from the East.

According to her, in Siberia this spring as a whole had an unusually high temperature. In may, it was 10 degrees warmer than normal, that causes fear, said Nellis.

"If WMO receives confirmation of such from the temperature Rosgidromettsentra, this information would then be transferred to check in the Archive of exceptional weather and climate temperatures. It's like the Guinness Book of records for climate. Up to this point we did not have a separate category for heat in the Arctic region," she added.