In Antarctica recorded a new temperature record

On the research base in Antarctica recorded a record temperature was 17.5 degrees Celsius.

About it reports Reuters with reference to the world meteorological organization.

It is noted that the current record was set on 24 March 2015, but announced only on March 1, 2017. Thus was broken the previous record, which was recorded in 1974. Then there was recorded the maximum temperature at 15 degrees.

“Checking the maximum and minimum temperatures helps to get a comprehensive picture of weather and climate on Earth,” – said the WMO expert Michael Sparrow.

Earlier it was reported that in Antarctica found four dead lake.