Longyearbyen (Photo: GettyImages)Svalbard is heating up, fast. Last week the heat was 1 °C, highly unusual for this time of year.

Some call it a "strange winter" but the Average temperature over the last 30 days was minus 5,8 °C, in tial 9,3 °C above the normal.

This is according to the weather data statistics for Longyearbyen made by the Norwegian Metrological Institute.

Sea ice around Svalbard has also been unusually low.

This corresponds to news saying that 2011 was a record in Arctic temperature.

Sources

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Norwegian Metrological Institute

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