Representative image. Image courtesy: Oceanwide Expeditions

Antarctica, considered to be the coldest place on earth, witnessed mercury rise like never before.

It recorded its highest temperature at 18.3°C, according to a news report by The Guardian.

It is in fact higher than many places in the Northeast during this time of the year.

Last time when such temperatures were recorded was in March 2015 when the mercury level had gone up to 17.5°C.

It was a tweet from the meteorological station in Argentina, which has been recording temperatures since 1961, that revealed the rise in temperature in Antarctica:

However, the latest reading is yet to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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