Antarctica records 17 degrees Celsius temperature, could be its hottest day ever

March 30, 2015 7:30 PM

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The frozen, barren continent of Antarctica may have experienced its hottest day ever earlier this week as the mercury hit 17 C (or 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit) on March 24. This could be the hottest ever for the continent covered for most part by vast ice sheets. The southern most continent, Antarctica is considered to be the coldest and windiest place on Earth, colder than the ice covered Arctic region also. This 17 C temperature registered on the Esperanza research base was the highest ever since weather stations started tracking temperature in the region.

The frozen, barren continent of Antarctica may have experienced its hottest day ever earlier this week as the mercury hit 17 C (or 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit) on March 24. This could be the hottest ever for the continent covered for most part by vast ice sheets. The southern most continent, Antarctica ...

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