Greenland records a record high!…

Greenland witnessed its highest June temperature ever recorded on Thursday

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Greenland witnessed its highest June temperature ever recorded on Thursday.

Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, soared to 75 degrees (24 Celsius) Thursday – marking the warmest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic country during June. Nuuk sits on Greenland’s southwest coast, where the country’s warmest weather typically occurs.The Danish Meteorological Institute has confirmed on a preliminary basis that the measurement would replace the previous record of 73.8 degrees (23.2 Celsius), which was set in Kangerlussuaq on June 15, in 2014. That temperature was also recorded in southwest Greenland about 200 miles (320 km) north of Nuuk.John Cappelen, a senior climatologist at the DMI, told The Post that the warm weather was brought on by winds from the east that set up between high pressure over northeast Greenland and low pressure south of Greenland. When winds come from the east over Nuuk, they blow downhill, which leads to an increase in temperature. This is the result of adiabatic warming, where air is compressed from low pressure (at the top of a mountain) to high pressure (at sea level). It’s the same kind of dry warmth that occurs as a result of Santa Ana winds in Southern California.

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