Santa Claus' alleged hometown of Lapland has recorded its highest temperature since 1914.
Nordic countries have seen record breaking temperatures over the last week, with some recording temperatures as high as 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
Norway's meteorological institute registered 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit in Saltdal, which is located near to the Polar Circle. That temperature is said to be the highest temperature measured in the country this year, and just a short way from Norway's all-time record.
In a tweet on Monday, Finland's Meteorological Institute revealed that they have recorded a record of 92.3 degrees Fahrenheit at the Kevo Observatory, located in Finland's far north Lapland.
It is said to be the highest temperature recorded since back in 1914 when the temperature was recorded at 94.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
The tweet reads: "A new heat record of 33.5 degrees Celcius has been measured at Kevo, Utsjoki. The reading may still rise as the day progresses. This is known to be the second-highest temperature measured in Lapland. Inari Thule is 34.7 degrees from 1914.
During the summer months, temperatures usually range from 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit."
Lapland under extreme heat right now. 34.3°C at Banak, Norway 🇳🇴 This level of heat has never been observed above 70 degrees north in Europe before.
Scandinavia has been in the oven for a while. A very hot June followed by a hot start to July. Widely 10-15°C hotter than average. pic.twitter.com/dYLHOMrhLQ
— Scott Duncan (@ScottDuncanWX) July 5, 2021
Of course, upon hearing the news, people have been left very worried.
"This is beyond nuts. Heads of state would be holding emergency meetings and formulating plans for extraordinary measures like SHUTTING DOWN ALL FOSSIL FUEL OPERATIONS OF EVERY KIND IMMEDIATELY. Last year's lockdown didn't teach us ANYTHING?" one Twitter user wrote.
"Reducing climate change is no longer viable, it's too late. What we need now is a plan to live with what we've done and ensure that food and water can be sources with the new climate. It's too late to stop it. We need a new plan," another person added.
It comes after extremely high temperatures were also recorded in parts of North America recently.
As per the Guardian, Michael Reeder, a professor of meteorology in the school of Earth, atmosphere and environment at Australia's Monash University, said the events on the European and North American continents were linked.