In the aptly named Alert, Canada, a permanently inhabited settlement in the Arctic Circle, military personnel stationed there have recorded highs of 21C, far exceeding the July average of 6-7C. David Phillips, Environment Canada’s chief climatologist, told Canadian news service CBC: “It’s really quite spectacular. This is unprecedented.” He added that higher temperatures are becoming more common and more are on the way. The heatwave could run on until September, scientists have said.
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