A base in Antarctica recorded a temperature of 64.9 degrees. If confirmed, it’s a record high.

GENEVA — The U.N. weather agency said Friday that an Argentine research base on the northern tip of Antarctica is reporting a temperature that, if confirmed, could be a record high for the icy continent.

World Meteorological Organization spokeswoman Clare Nullis, citing figures from Argentina’s national weather service, said the Esperanza base recorded 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 Fahrenheit) on Thursday — topping the former record of 17.5 degrees tallied in March 2015.

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