The fifth Arctic Climate Forum (ACF-5) was held on 27-28 May 2020 as a virtual meeting led by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), Roshydromet. It brought together nearly 90 participants from 12 countries representing meteorological services, shipping industry, indigenous people, and other key partners and decision makers.

ACF-5 presented key climate information on the state of Arctic climate (temperature, precipitation and sea-ice) during Winter/Spring 2019/20 and the Arctic Summer 2020 outlook. Above normal temperatures are expected to continue across the majority of the Arctic for June–August 2020, which provides information for decision-makers about a rapidly changing region, which is warming more than twice the global mean.

View the full WMO press release.