Siberian Heatwave? The Summer Of 1917 Was Hotter!

By Paul Homewood



You cannot fail to recall the neurotic freaking out over last summer’s Siberian heatwave, when a new record temperature for the Arctic of 38C was set at Verhojansk:




The event was one of last year’s main climate poster children, along with wildfires. Each year, the climate establishment pick on one or two unusual weather events, in an attempt to convince us all that the planet is quickly spinning out of control. To most people, such temperatures are unheard of in the Arctic, as they naturally assume the region is frozen all year round.

As I inconveniently pointed out at the time, the new record of 38.0C was only 0.7C higher than recorded in the same location in 1988.

But that was only one day. Now we have the full data for the year, we can compare temperatures for the whole of the summer at Verhojansk.

Data from NASA GISS confirms that, while it was unusually warm there last year, the hottest summer was actually way back in 1917:



Summer temperatures at Verhojansk can clearly swing wildly from year to year, depending on meteorological conditions. Last summer brought an extended period of high pressure, delivering sunny weather and a hot airmass from the south.

Other years can bring cold and wet weather from the Arctic Ocean.

It was “weather”and not “climate change” which was responsible for Siberia’s hot summer.


January 13, 2021 at 12:24PM

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