Summit Camp, Greenland hovers between -50 and -55C for past 72 hours

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Autumn 2017, Rest of World, Summer 2017, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments

A bitter high pressure system has been parked over the vast Greenland icecap lately driving temperatures deep into frigid territory. Not surprisingly, the research station of Summit Camp, elevated some 10,000ft above sea level and positioned in the centre of the icecap, well it’s been cold. Indeed it’s been registering a temperature between -50 and -55C for the past 48 to 72 hours.

 

It’s currently -51C.

As cold as this is for most parts of the world, the November record for this site is -60C and back in October 2015, a temperature measured -55C which tied the October record for the site and likely Greenland.

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