-49C At Summit Station Is Just 0.8C Shy of Greenland & Hemispheric Low For May

Written by on May 12, 2018 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments

As you can clearly see from the below temperature anomaly chart, much of the Northern Hemisphere has well and truly pulled out of winter but the interior of Greenland’s vast icecap has not.

Sure, away from the coastline, it’s typically chilly during May and cold deeper inland but the chill of late has been something more typical of mid winter.


May opened bitter with a minimum temperature of -46.3C at Summit Station. This surpassed the previous May record for the site of -45.6C.

Fast forward to May 9th and the station records a remarkable -49C, exceeding the new 9 day old record for May.

That -49C is a mere 0.8C off the May record for both Greenland and the Northern Hemisphere.

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