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Siberia heatwave: Fears of 'irreversible' permafrost melt as Russian village sees record temperatures  

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The northernmost town in the Arctic, Verkhoyansk is one of the coldest inhabited places on Earth and regularly records some of the world’s lowest temperatures. However, this week it made headlines when it reached a sweltering 38C, the highest temperature since records began 150 years ago. Locals are used to swinging between extreme temperatures, with summers regularly reaching 30C, but this was something different, said Ayta Baisheva, who works on one of the region’s many reindeer farms, about 250 kilometers south of Verkhoyansk. “We have seen a freaky heatwave. It’s really hard for us to bear this heat,” said Ms Baisheva who recently returned from the north of Yakutia, close to Verkhoyansk, where her husband and son are now tending to reindeer

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