Eastern Greenland saw record-high temperatures in 2016 – The Post

Eastern Greenland saw record-high temperatures in 2016

The second half of the year was particularly warm in the Arctic

Greenland was, well, greener last year (photo: Algkalv)
January 20th, 2017 4:33 pm| by Ray W
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The second half of the year was particularly warm, with temperatures well above normal. November was the month with the largest deviation, with temperatures coming in at a full 7.9 degrees above normal.

No ice
The high temperatures resulted in less ice and snow, which helped to increase average temperatures. Ice in some places in Greenland appeared a full month later than usual.

The record-breaking temperatures were due to a flow of warm air from the south passing over Greenland towards the northeast.