Based on climate data and modeling, the group concluded that a prolonged heat wave corresponding to the impact of human activities would be likely to occur less than once every 80,000 years.

Siberia was exceptionally warm from January to June, when temperatures remained about five degrees above average.

On Midsummer weekend, a 38-degree heat record was measured in the village of Verkhoyansk. Temperatures have been measured in Verkhoyansk since 1885.