Vilfand declared "stunning" the record heat in the North Land

Daytime temperatures in August in one of the coldest parts of Russia – the archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya is higher than normal by 15-20 degrees, told RIA Novosti the scientific Director of the hydrometeorological center of Russia Roman Vilfand.

As previously noted Meteorologist, warming in the Arctic is twice as fast as in the whole planet. The manifestation of these environmental changes was the record temperature in 38 degrees, installed this summer in Yakutia Verkhoyansk, also known as the Northern pole of cold.

"Near the Taimyr Peninsula there is a archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya. This is one of the coldest areas of our country, it is in the Arctic circle. In addition, on the one hand there is the Laptev sea and East Siberian sea, very cold sea. There are fixed temperature a few days ago - 17.6 degrees. This is a stunning record, the incredibly high temperature. Usually there is about zero, plus three, maybe," - said Vilfand.

He said that in the North the Ground was already set several records in August. The temperature in this cold region was more than 20 degrees.