Kou returns to North Pole

Kou returns to North Pole

World December 31, 2015 12:49

HAMBURG - The weather gets colder in the Arctic. After a 'heat wave', where near freezing temperatures were reached, Thursday was 15 degrees below zero. Normally, it freezes at this time of the year 30 to 40 degrees.


         The 'heat' was because warm air from the south. A buoy on 330 kilometers of the pool gave a temperature of minus 1 degree from. Another buoy, 500 km from the pole, recorded exactly zero degrees. Buoys measure the temperatures, because there is no weather station.
The nearest land is Spitsbergen, 1,500 kilometers from the pole. There it was Thursday 5 degrees above zero, about 15 degrees higher than normal for this time of the year. But even there, the prince will return in the coming days.

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