Temperature record of Antarctica does not exceed 17.5 degrees Centigrade
The General Headquarters of WMO in Geneva said that experts from the Archive of Extreme Meteorological and Climate Events of Commission of Climatology have not approved as a record the temperature of 17.9 degrees Centigrade which has been fixed on 23. March 2015 by Czech automatic meteorological station at the island of James Ross.
As a result, the highest temperature on the «continent Antarctica» including continental territories and neighboring islands has been stated to be 17.5 degrees Centigrade at Argentinean station «Esperança», while the data obtained at James Ross island are the second in the record list. «Such a scrupulosity and thorough analysis of data evidence on the importance of development and support of the best possible database on the extreme weather and climate conditions in the whole world», — Randall Cerveny, the speaker of WMO on weather and climate extreme records announced.