The warmest November in over 100 years have had unusual consequences in Finnmark. The video shows the third breakup this autumn.
Starting on the night of Wednesday, November 4, and continuing through Friday, a major storm ripped through the Norton Sound region, causing widespread closures and some damaging flooding.
At Longyearbyen airport, the peak temperature reached 9.2 °C for a short period, nearly two degrees warmer than the last November record measured in 1975.
Lancaster city broke two records in the past two days with the "mini November heat wave" that brought unseasonably warm temperatures to the area over the past week.
The Russian archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya saw the largest temperature anomaly on the planet last month. Other surrounding parts of the Arctic were also extraordinarily warm in October. Temperature maps show that practically the whole northern Kara Sea and Laptev Sea was 6 and 8 degrees warmer than normal.
The average high was 52.3 degrees since the beginning of the month in Green Bay, the warmest weather ever. Last year, the average high was 29.7 degrees.
The mercury hit 16.6 degrees C at Mariehamn airport on Friday, beating Tuesday’s record-breaking high of 14.7 C in Pori.
On Friday, it was measured 12.8 degrees C in Folldal, over 30 degrees warmer than on the same day last year.
A high of 14.7 degrees Celsius was measured in the southwestern city of Pori on Monday night.
For the first time since records began, the Laptev Sea has not yet formed sea ice by the end of October. Scientists attribute the lack of ice to early summer warming and an extreme heatwave in Siberia, as well as warm Atlantic currents flowing into the Arctic.