Historic heatwave in Norway

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Published on 6 July 2021

Lakselv is located in the far north of the Scandinavian peninsula, within the Arctic Circle.

On the day this image was captured, the area was affected by a record heatwave, and the weather station of Barak, located at the Lakselv airport, recorded a temperature of 34.3°C, the highest temperature ever recorded above 70°N latitude in Europe.

This image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites on 5 July 2021, shows the small town of Lakselv in Norway.

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