Antarctic island hits record temperature of 20.75C

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News: A record high temperature of 20.75C has been registered at Seymour Island in Antarctica, exceeding the 20C mark for the first time. The previous record for the Antarctic region was 19.8C, taken on Signy Island in January 1982.

Facts:

  • Seymour Island: It is an island situated around the tip of the Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula. It is located in the Weddell Sea. Graham Land is the closest part of Antarctica to South America
  • Signy Island: It is a small subantarctic island in the South Orkney Islands of Antarctica. Signy Research Station is an Antarctic research base on the island, run by the British Antarctic Survey.