“Summer” weather in Alaska has set a temperature record

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Last Sunday, the air temperature in the city of Kodiak in Alaska reached plus 19.4 degrees Celsius.

This is a new state record for December, the Daily Mail reports. Usually the temperature at this time of year in the region averages minus 1 degree.

The cause of the abnormally warm weather was an area of constant high pressure located in the southeast of the Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific Ocean.

According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Alaska is warming faster than any other U.S. state and twice as fast as the entire world on average as a result of global warming.

Since 2014, up to 30 record high temperatures have been recorded in the state.

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