Updated: Sep 13, 2020
Recently, Norway's Arctic Archipelago Svalbard recorded its highest-ever temperature, the country's meteorological institute reported.
For the second day in a row, the archipelago registered a whopping 21.2° Celsius (70.2 Fahrenheit) in the afternoon, just under the 21.3° Celsius recorded back in 1979.
Later in the afternoon however, at around 6:00 pm local time, it recorded 21.7° Celsius, setting a new all-time record.
The island group, dominated by Spitzbergen the only inhabited isle in the northern Norway archipelago, sits 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) from the North Pole.
The relative heatwave is a huge spike of normal temperatures in July, the hottest month in the Arctic.