Originally, Antarctica is said to be the coldest place on earth as the lowest natural temperature ever directly recorded at ground level on Earth is −89.2 °C in Antarctica on 21 July 1983 by ground measurements.
Recently it was discovered that temperatures there can drop even lower than those previously measured.
However, In 2020, This summer’s Antarctic weather, as elsewhere in the world, was unusual in the observed record.
By February, most heat was concentrated in the Antarctic Peninsula at the northernmost part of the continent. A new Antarctic maximum temperature of 18.4C was recorded on 6 February at Argentina’s Esperanza research station on the peninsula.