A polar explorer looks over the icy North Pole. But conditions this week will be far from typical. Photo: AFP A polar explorer looks over the icy North Pole. But conditions this week will be far from typical. Photo: AFP
A polar explorer looks over the icy North Pole. But conditions this week will be far from typical. Photo: AFP

Not-so-icy pole: freak weather makes North Pole warmer than Vancouver or Vienna this week

Temperatures are set to hit 4 degrees Celsius at the top of the world, thanks to a powerful low-pressure system linked to tornadoes in the US and flooding in Britain

A polar explorer looks over the icy North Pole. But conditions this week will be far from typical. Photo: AFP A polar explorer looks over the icy North Pole. But conditions this week will be far from typical. Photo: AFP
A polar explorer looks over the icy North Pole. But conditions this week will be far from typical. Photo: AFP
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