The Argentinean base of Esperanza, Antarctica, recorded the hottest day since temperature statistics began, the National Weather Service said.
Yesterday, at the Esperanza Research Station, temperatures rose to 18.3 degrees Celsius at noon.
The previous record was 17.5 degrees, measured on March 24, 2015.
Italian authorities have closed two lanes and evacuated several mountain huts after experts warned that one of the glaciers of massive Mont Blanc could collapse. Experts watching the glacier estimate that since the end of August it has been sliding down at a speed of 50-60 cm per day. Authorities acknowledge that it is impossible to predict when the huge mass may collapse.