Take control of your data. How does this cold affect every day life? A shocking temperature has been reported in one of the coldest cities on the planet. Your most spectacular section begins around 150 kilometers southwest of the republic's capital, Yakutsk: the Lena Columns - up to 300 meters high, vertically towering rock formations that stretch over 80 kilometers in the otherwise flat land on the south bank. Siberia makes up about 60% of Russia's total territory. It is obligatory to keep the engine running all the time when the car is outside in the winter period. If (they're kept) outdoors for five minutes, they become pieces of ice. Support WHO’s work to track the spread; to ensure patients get care and frontline workers get supplies; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments. You would need to set a bonfire to warm your vehicle sufficiently to start it if you leave it outside, or it stops running. In my case, I would prefer to have the extreme, but dry (lack of windy) cold, than mild winter weather with winds.". Therefore, reindeer and horse meat is commonly consumed, there. And yet, on Jan. 7, 1971, … "We, ordinary residents of Yakutia, use mainly mercury-in-glass thermometers. Belarus is known for its continental where winters are extremely cold and summers are relatively warner. Ever had your smartphone hiccup in cold weather. The coldest town on Earth has become "touristy?" ALso, it has been that there is an abundant Snowfall during winter season that occurs from December to early March. I suppose this is yet another example of humans adapting to the climate. F). The average January low temperature of Novosibirsk, Siberia's largest city, is -4˚F (-20˚C), while the average July high is 78˚F (26˚C). Driving the news: Multiple northern towns around the world have recorded scorching temperatures in recent days, including the city of Caribou, … On Feb. 6, 1933, an observer, there, measured a temperature of -89.8 degrees Fahrenheit! "Praise god, there are many indoor activities for kids now. (The) last (few) years, Yakutians - those, who could afford it - tend to travel (to) the south Asian countries to enjoy the warmth and the sea. The places Verkhoyansk and Oymyakon registered minus 67.8 degrees in 1892 and 1933 respectively, they are officially recognized as the cold pole of all inhabited areas on earth. This is mainly due to the climate: "We are nine months a year cold and three months extremely cold," say the people here, although in June, July and August it can sometimes be over 20 degrees. 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Mr. Bochkarev answers this in a blog post from Oct. 2009: "Local drivers also put a woolen cover on the hood and another one on the engine, electrics and all other stuff under the hood. Nowadays, apart from educational things, sports and cinema, there are Internet, X-box, and all the modern entertainment. So, officially - when I had the thermometer - I registered my personal record at the mark of -57.1C (-70.8F) in Tomtor, a village located near Oymyakon, two years ago.". Due to the extreme climate, the mining has only partially started. This is Oymyakon, a settlement of some 500 people in Russia’s Yakutia region, that has earned the reputation as the coldest permanently occupied human settlement in the world. That's a big challenge, as they cost big money. Verkhoyansk, Kolyma, Arctic, for instance. Locals post photos of their white frozen eyelashes on Instagram. 8. Average January temperatures in … At the beginning of the 17th century Russia began to colonize Yakutia, which was accompanied by a massive Christianization of the indigenous people. Freshly caught fish is also available frozen on the market. This past … According to Weather Underground's Christopher Burt (Wunderblog), unofficial temperatures as cold as -108 degrees F have been measured in Oymyakon. There’s a lot of media activity about the recent high temperature in Siberia at the moment. Kumys, double-fermented mare's milk, is a local specialty. Low Temp: -10 °F. In the warmest summer month of July the temperature is +15 to +35 degrees Celsius (59…95 degrees Fahrenheit). What are some of the every-day challenges of living in this extreme cold? © Copyright TWC Product and Technology LLC 2014, 2020, A temperature of -52 degrees Celsius (-61.6 degrees Fahrenheit) is measured in Oymyakon, Russia. (Jonathan adds) So much for a quick game of "Words With Friends" or "Angry Birds" on your way to work, eh? If there would be winds... even at -35C or higher even, it is already disaster. I mean, no wind factor. The funny stories happen, when travellers start doing the fun in the cold. A statue of Vladimir Lenin is seen on a day of ice fog in Yakutsk, Russia. "Yes. Mr. Bochkarev blogs to askyakutia.com and leads tours through the "Pole of Cold" region. Then, western Siberia experienced one of its hottest-ever spring seasons, according to climate scientists at the EU’s Copernicus Climate … No such luck in a Siberian winter! If verified, this is likely the hottest temperature ever recorded in Siberia and also the hottest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle, which begins at 66.5°N. The November temperatures follow a number of months with abnormal heat across the whole Arctic. We recognize our responsibility to use data and technology for good. Next, Mr. Bochkarev touches on some of the every day life challenges in a Siberian winter. "Interesting question. We will be happy to deliver them to your home on a regular basis. Not even for Vladimir Putin, who was Russian President in 2005 and 2013. Mean Temp: 31 °F. The up to 300 meter high rock formations run along the south bank of the Lena. Frankly, I started to dislike this place, as it is becoming already a touristic place.". Let that soak in for a moment. Like swimming or taking off the clothes or checking which alcoholic beverages start freezing quickly or using frozen bananas instead of hammers, etc. Thailand is a very popular travel destination now. Dew Point: 22 °F. Monument number two was erected in 2013 in Yakutsk, the capital of the republic, to pay tribute to Stalin's role in the victory over Nazi Germany. Nevertheless, the coldest temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth was on 12 July 1983, when temperatures plunged to over -89 Celsius in Antarctica. In the winter, people complain mostly if the heating system got broken or doesn't work well. An ice fog hangs over Yakutsk, Russia with a surface temperature of -54 degrees Fahrenheit (-48 degrees Celsius). Verkhoyansk sits on the Yana River in … There are even direct flights arranged between Yakutsk and Bangkok. Temperatures in the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk — normally one of the coldest places on the planet — reached 100.4°F on Saturday, likely the hottest temperature ever recorded in Siberia and north of the Arctic Circle, CBS News reports. The average high in late June in Verkhoyansk is only in the upper 60s, or around 20 degrees Celsius. Temperature departures from average projected during the next three days, showing extreme temperatures in Siberia and parts of Canada. Back in 1892 a temperature of -67.8C was recorded in Verkhoyansk, and -67.7C was logged in Oymyakon in 1933. The mere mention of "Siberia" is synonymous with extreme cold in the lexicon of meteorologists. And if you don't have a heated garage for your car, you can let the engine run in the cold months, otherwise it wouldn't start again. The whole of Germany would fit into Yakutia almost nine times. Two Stalin monuments were erected in Yakutia in the 21st century: Monument number one has stood in the mining town of Mirny since 2005, the mayor cheered the dictator on the occasion of the unveiling as the “great son of Russia”. The internal organs should also be completely preserved. (Photo credit: Bolot Bochkarev). Ironically, the name "Oymyakon" in the native Siberian tongue means "unfrozen patch of water", named for the thermal hot spring nearby. What Mr. Bochkarev considers "ordinary life" in the Siberian winter may amaze you. Celsius (or -61.6 deg. Nevertheless, they are very popular over here and their owners keep their gadgets in the inner pockets.". If confirmed, the temperature … How do you keep vehicles in good working order in this cold? Yakutia, also known as Sakha, is not only the largest republic within the Russian Federation, but also the most gigantic territorial subunit worldwide - no US state, no Australian or Canadian territory is larger. To feel good in the winter, it's certainly a must to have good thick warm clothes. A truck hauls large blocks of ice in Yakutsk, Russia. The small horse is able to find grass under a thick blanket of snow, has short limbs and small ears, which is helpful in cold weather, as is the winter coat with hair up to 15 centimeters long. (Jonathan adds) In another blog post, Mr. Bochkarev was asked what type of thermometers work best in this extreme cold? Is there any food that helps "retain heat" in the Siberian winter? A child is bundled up against the extreme cold of a Siberian winter. One of the coldest towns on Earth, Verkhoyansk, had an average June high temperature of 68, in stark contrast to this past November when temperatures dropped nearly … The freezing cold also affects everyday life: because the frosty ground makes laying drainage pipes virtually impossible, the outhouse rate is high. Siberia is known for its long harsh winters. Mr. Burt says there's no record of temperatures rising above zero degrees F between December 1 and March 1! Oymyakon, in Siberia, holds the record for being the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth.The village, which sits 217 miles (350 km) below the Arctic Circle, is home to more than 210,000 people, despite its ground being in a constant state of permafrost. The engine might be switched off only, when the vehicle is inside a heated garage. If the engine stopped, the accumulator will be frozen in a moment. How does the mood of the locals change with the seasons? Humidity: 72%. When I started replying (to) questions about the current temperatures, I did really get interested in the weather. Read about his experiences on tour and the interesting things he's seen next. Bolot Bochkarev has been leading tours through his part of northeast Siberia for several years now. This is a full 10 degrees colder than the U.S. cold record of -79.8 degrees F at Prospect Creek, Alaska on Jan. 23, 1971. the frozen raw Arctic fish (white salmon, whitefish), frozen raw horse liver, but they are considered to be delicasy. Even Alaska's coldest interior valleys may only suffer through temperatures in the -40s or colder for, say, a week or two (no minor task, of course) before there's a "warmer" break. Less than two weeks ago, the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk soared to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, appearing to break an all-time record for the Arctic and alarming meteorologists worldwide. Climate, Heatwave, Temperature / June 21, 2020 June 21, 2020. They double-glaze as well, especially the windshield. (Jonathan adds) Crops can't be grown, here, since the ground is permanently frozen. And if you leave the house with glasses on, you risk freezing to your skin. °F. "Frankly, I've never paid attention to the measuring of temperature before. Siberians like Mr. Bochkarev, muttle through the extreme cold, as residents of the Desert Southwest lumber through a hot summer. Bolot Bochkarev, CEO of Yakutia Image LLC, is a journalist, guide, and native of the nearby city of Yakutsk, Russia, the capital of the Russian Republic of Sakha, also known as Yakutia. January Climate & Weather Averages in Siberia. "For a regular elder, the challenge is to bring kids to schools, kindergartens, or somewhere else. On Saturday, the highest temperature in history was recorded in Siberia. Because of the permafrost, the temperatures here are below zero from October to April, mostly in the double-digit range. Why not bag the annual ski vacation, or warm-weather winter getaway for....Siberia! Then, however, there are myriads of mosquitos on the way, which makes the Yakut summer less attractive. … It's a big challenge also for street sellers, especially in the fish market. We, Yakutians, dislike the heat and the hot weather. "When God distributed the treasures of the world, his hands froze over Siberia and he dropped a great deal". In such cases, if no garages around, the accumulator is recommended to be warmed over bonfire or by a torch, and the metal protection shield under the engine needs to be heated up as well.". What is the coldest temperature you've experienced? Millennia-old cave bear discovered in Siberia. Let's take a look at the resiliency of those who call the "Pole of Cold" home. What is the typical Yakutian diet? (Jonathan interjects) The only school in Oymyakon is known to close only when temperatures dip below -52 deg. A team of reindeer pulls a man on a sled in the Republic of Sakha, Russia. A well-preserved carcass of a thousand-year-old bear has been found in northern Russia. In the daily life, we like eating the soup with meat. Oymyakon is the very popular destination. The meat is a must. Oymyakon (OIM-yah-cone), Russia, a village of just under 500 residents in northeast Siberia, is widely considered the world's coldest permanently inhabited town. These include on the one hand precious stones - in addition to diamonds, for example, the violet gemstone charoite and the emerald-like chromium diopside. (Incidentally, the record coldest temperature measured on Earth was at the Russian South Pole research station of Vostok, Antarctica (-128.6 deg. Nevertheless, their solidification (freezing) point is -61.1°C. For instance, fur coats come for $1500 and higher. But it's unusual for warmer-than-average temperatures to continue for so long -- temperatures in Siberia have stayed well-above average since 2019. The coldest period of the country when the Siberian Anticyclone reaches the country and during this time temperature falls to -30 °C, however, there are many scnarios when the temperature has dropped to -40 °C. Yes, you read that right, minus 60s! The Lena, at 4,294 kilometers a good three times as long as the Rhine, is the longest river in Russia. Siberia is actually a huge region in Russia, which is still the world's largest country. We prefer to have fur clothes - hats, coats, boots (reindeer or moose skin boots), gloves. Yakutia is Siberia's cold chamber, in some places minus 67.8 degrees were registered. There are some red-liquid-in-glass thermometers designed for tourists, but they are not accurate and locals say it was one entrepreneur’s cheap try to meet travelers’ demand.". Oymyakon (OIM-yah-cone), Russia, a village of just under 500 residents in northeast Siberia, is widely considered the world's coldest permanently inhabited town. There must be some interesting stories to tell... How long have you been doing tours? 9 Ways to Tell the Difference. Follow Jonathan: Google+ | Twitter | Rebelmouse, MORE ON WEATHER.COM: EUROPEAN LANDMARKS IN SNOW. If to be more precise, they must have mercury-thallium alloy, that protect from freezing. If we don't use personal vehicles in the winter (keep them in the garages till the summer), we need to order taxi all the time. Though the official temperature was "only" 74 below on Tuesday, some residents recorded temperatures as low as 88 below at their homes, … Worldwide, Siberia is well-known primarily for its long, harsh winters, with a January average of −25 °C (−13 °F), as well as its extensive history of use by Russian and Soviet governments as a place for prisons, labor camps, and internal exile. Any challenges for electronics and photography in these cold conditions? The lowest natural temperature ever directly recorded at ground level on Earth is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F; 184.0 K) at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica on 21 July 1983 by ground measurements.. On 10 August 2010, satellite observations showed a surface temperature of −93.2 °C (−135.8 °F; 180.0 K) at , along a ridge between Dome Argus and Dome Fuji, at 3,900 m (12,800 ft) elevation Today the Yakuts are the largest ethnic group, the Turkish-speaking Yakut is the official language alongside Russian. A temperature of 38°C would be as much as 16°C above the LTA. In the summer, river cruise ships sail from Yakutsk to the pillars. They start preparing their system and houses for the winter already in June - checking the whole pipe system and replacing weak pipes.". F) on July 21, 1983.). The local Yakuts use the Yakut for riding, but above all as a meat and milk supplier. What temperatures actually feel extremely cold to you? Which City Is the Worst for Fall Allergies This Year? That's at least a 184 degree F difference from the official record lowest to highest temperature! The coldest month is January, with the temperatures of -15 to -40 degrees Celsius (5…-40 degrees Fahrenheit). The village officially bottomed out at minus-74 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this week, though local residents reported temperatures as low as minus-88 degrees Fahrenheit . Somehow I can't picture Oymyakon resembling, say, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Wisconsin Dells, or Branson, Mo. Last 2 weeks of weather With temperatures that hover around the -40° Fahrenheit mark for at least three months of the year, Yakutsk in eastern Siberia claims the title of coldest city in the world. Use up and down arrows to change selection. 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