UN evaluates reports of record Arctic heat in Siberia

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency says it’s investigating media reports suggesting a new record high temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Arctic. That comes amid a heatwave and prolonged wildfires in parts of eastern Siberia.  The World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday that it’s looking to verify the reading on Saturday in the Russian town of Verkoyansk with Roshydromet, the Russian federal service for hydro-meteorological and environmental monitoring.