January 11, 2013. Meteorologists recorded in the Arctic temperature anomaly record — for the first time in the waters of the Arctic Ocean have been reported average temperature deviation from the norm is 7 degrees, the director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia Roman Vilfand.
"In 2012, there were registered very unusual records. For the first time in the waters of the Arctic (positive) anomaly average annual temperatures reached 7 degrees. This is a fantastic value. Even when the average daily temperature different from the norm by 7 degrees — this is a significant event, but the deviation the average annual temperature was recorded for the first time "- Vilfand said at a news conference at RIA Novosti.
"That is why, in 2012 Arctic was registered a record low sea ice ", — he added.
According to the head meteorologist, temperature anomaly was recorded in the region in the north of the Kara Sea between Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya.
"Fixed anomaly 5 degrees, but 7 degrees — this is no comment, "- said the head meteorologist.
He also recalled that last year was a record hot in the U.S., where the deviation from the average annual temperature was 2.5 degrees.