• Kyle Brookings

Alert Nunavut Smashed Temperature Records


At the very top of Canada is Alert, Nunavut.


Alert is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. On Sunday the community of just 62 reached a record high temperature of 21°C.


The last time Alert reached such a temperature was 20°C in 1956.


The warmest month, July, has an average temperature of 3.4 °C, with only July and August averaging above freezing, and those are also the months where well over 90% of the rainfall occurs.


There was a point when Alert was warmer than Victoria, British Columbia.

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