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Antarctic island hits record temperature of 20.75C

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 15, 2020 11:20

Antarctica has exceeded 20C for the first time, after researchers logged a temperature of 20.75C on an island off the coast of the peninsula. Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer told AFP they had “never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica”.

But he warned the temperature, was just one reading and not part of a long-term data set. The continent also hit a record last week, with a temperature reading of 18.3C on the Antarctic Peninsula.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 15, 2020 11:20