Stunning Images From The Coldest Village In The World Where The Temperature Reached -62°C (-80°F)!

 

 

Welcome to Oymyakon village, where students are supposed to attend class until temperatures reach minus -52°C (-62°F). In case you haven’t heard of it, the remote Siberian village is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement on Earth. The temperature has now reached a -62°C (-80°F) winter, making our everyday complaints about the weather sound rather silly.

The official weather station registered -59°C (-74°F). However, the new electronic thermometer claimed that the weather was -62°C (-80°F). It even stopped working after it reached the painful mark! Some of the 500 locals also claim that the temperatures are -68°C (-90°F).

In the 1920s and 1930s, Oymyakon used to be a stopover for reindeer herders who watered their flocks from the thermal spring. The Soviet Government later transformed the site into a permanent settlement, trying to force its nomadic population into putting down roots. In 1933, a temperature of -67.7°C (−89.9°F) was recorded in Oymyakon, considered to be the lowest ever in the Northern Hemisphere.

(h/t siberiantimes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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