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Antarctica logs hottest temperature on record with a reading of 18.3C


The Argentinian Esperanza base in Antarctica – seen in March 2014 – recorded its hottest day on record on Thursday. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

Antarctica has logged its hottest temperature on record, with an Argentinian research station thermometer reading 18.3C, beating the previous record by 0.8C, Guardian reports.

The reading, taken at Esperanza on the northern tip of the continent’s peninsula, beats A...

Will the polar vortex make a comeback in the US in February?


Average temperatures in january, source: Accuweather

The polar vortex has been absent from the United States for most of winter thus far, which led to a very warm January, Accuweather reports.

The Eastern Seaboard through the central and southern Plains recorded temperatures that averaged well above normal by the end ...