Humans can hardly thrive in the freezing areas on Earth, yet brave and well-insulated adventurers and researchers have found ways to adapt there. Regular thermometers will not operate in the majority of the places mentioned here. Your body would solidify in seconds if uncovered, and the particles in your breath would convert to crystals as you expel. You’ll need a sweater, as your mother would advise.
Here are the 7 coldest places on the planet you would want to know.
1. Yakutsk, Siberia, Russia
In January, the current average coldest place in Dudinka, an area in Russia’s Siberian region just above the Arctic Circle, is negative 28 degrees.
2. Eastern Antarctic Plateau, Antarctica
The Eastern Antarctic Plateau holds the record for being the coolest place on the planet. Satellite data obtained between 2004 and 2016 suggests the air temperatures might have been approximately -94°C. This would be the coldest temperature ever recorded on the planet.
3. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, is inhabited by 1 million inhabitants out of the national population of 2.8 million. The city’s values range from 102 degrees in the summertime to – 44 degrees in the wintertime
4. North Ice, Greenland
The lowest recorded weather in North America at the time was held by this research facility, which was built during the British North Greenland Expedition in the 1950s. The temperature decreased to -66.1°C in 1954.
5. Vostok Station, Antarctica
In January, the main city of Canada’s Northwest Territories experiences low points of – 26 degrees (minus 32 degrees Celsius). Yellowknife, which has a population of roughly 20,000 residents, has a spectacular view of the aurora borealis, popularly known as the Northern Lights.
6. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
The lowest-recorded ground celsius was in the south pole. In July 1983, thermometers here reported a dip of -89.2°C, the coldest air temperature ever accurately observed.
7. Klinck station, Greenland
The Klinck weather service holds the title for the Arctic Circle’s coolest location. It was situated in the central Greenland and smashed the old record of -69.6°C set by Oymyakon by about 2 degrees in December 1991. Although it is extremely cold, Greenland’s glacier is gradually vanishing.