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Siberia had its warmest June on record

July 7, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

An estimated 59 megatonnes of carbon dioxide were released across Siberia in June by wildfires raging across the vast Russian region, according to scientists at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS).

June temperatures across all of Siberia were more than five degrees Celsius (nine degrees Fahrenheit) higher than average and more than one degree Celsius (1. 8 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the same month in 2018 and 2019, the two previous warmest Junes.

CS3 estimated that eastern Siberia hit a maximum hourly Arctic temperature of 37 degrees Celsius (100. 4 degrees Fahrenheit) on June 20.

The whole planet saw record-topping temperatures last month, tying with 2019 for the warmest June on record, at 0. 53 degrees Celsius (0. 95 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1981-2010 average.

"Western Siberia experiencing warmer-than-average temperatures so long during the winter and spring is unusual, and the exceptionally high temperatures in Arctic Siberia that have occurred now in June 2020 are equally a cause for concern," Buontempo said,

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