If you think that it’s cold where you live, you definitely need to take a look at the top 5 coldest places in the world. These frigid places are a lot colder than any other part of the world and it would be a great experience to at least visit once during your life provided you bring extremely warm clothes. Below you will get a chance to see places where some people would not be able to live because of the extremely low temperatures.
These are the top 5 most frigid places on Earth:
5. North Ice Station
North Ice Station is the name of a special research station that was created during the British North Greenland Expedition in Greenland. The altitude is 2,345 meters. James Simpson was the person that led the expedition and this station recorded a record low temperature in North America in the year 1954, – 30 degrees celsius. You will most likely never be able to reach the station because of the fact it is currently not used anymore.
Yakutsk is the capital of the Sakha Republic region in Russia. It is around 450 km south of the Arctic Circle and has a population of around 270,000 according to the 2010 Census. The city is an important Lena River port and stands out as a really important diamond supplier. The climate here is extreme subarctic and has incredibly cold winters. The average monthly temperature noticed in January is of minus 38.6 degrees Celsius. In Yakutsk the weather is really dry and the lowest ever recorded temperature was of – 64.4 degrees Celsius.
Verkhoyansk is located in Verkhoyansky Uluus, right on the Yana River, close to the Arctic Circle. If you go there you will experience extreme chills during winter and there are huge differences between summer and winter. The average monthly temperature in January is – 45.8 degrees Celsius. The entire region also has very high pressure and heat loss is huge during cool months. The lowest temperature ever recorded was in 1982 and it was – 69.8 degrees Celsius. However, it is still not the lowest ever as you will see.
Oymyakon stands out as a rural locality that is a part of the Oymyakonsky District in Russia, along the Indigirka River. It is located around 30 kilometers away from Kolyma Highway. Statistics show that this is actually the coldest area that is permanently inhabited on Earth. The lowest temperature ever recorded was – 71.2 degrees Celsius, which was recorded at the local weather station by Sergey Obrychev. This temperature is the current record for the lowest temperature present in an inhabited location. The only region in the world that has lower temperatures is Antartica.
1. Vostok Station
If you want to visit the place where the coldest temperature evers recorded on Earth, this is where you want to go, although there is a strong chance that you will never want to do that. Vostok Station is a Russian Antarctic research station that is located at the South Pole of Cold. The record mentioned earlier was of – 89.2 degrees Celsius, which is the equivalent of – 128.6 degrees Fahrenheit. This station is not only a weather station in the sense that magnetometry and ice core drilling is done here. The name of the station comes from Vostok, a ship of the first ever Russian Antarctic Expedition with Fabian von Bellingshausen. Vostok has a very rare ice cap climate that has really excessive and long climate winters. The summers are frigid and very short. Climate is quite dry and the yearly precipitation average is of just 20.8 mm.