Thursday, April 16, 2015

10 Coldest Places in the World

  • Rogers Pass
Rogers Pass is 5,610 feet higher than the sea level and it is situated on the continental dividing the Montana in USA. Rogers Pass is the place where coldest temperature has ever recorded outside of Alaska in USA. In spite of the severe cold wave on January 20, 1954, a low temperature of -70 degree Fahrenheit was recorded in Rogers Pass.
  • Fort Selkirk
Fort Selkirk is the old trading post on Yukon River situated at the confluence of Pelly River in Canada’s Yukon. As a result of the extreme cold climatic condition, the place was deserted in 1950 but now, it is accessible without any road access. Majority of the visitors visit the place by boat or place. Out of 12 months in a year, January is the coldest month in Fort Selkirk when there is lowest temperature – 74 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Prospect Creek
Prospect Creek is a small place located at about 180 miles north of current Fairbanks but about 25 miles away from southeast of the current Bettles in Alaska. The creek contains sub-arctic kind of weather where winters last for a long period of time and summer at shorter period. The temperature is -80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Snag – Yukon
Snag is a village situated on small dry weather at the side road off Alaska Highway. It is about 25 km south of Beaver Creek, Yukon in Canada. The weather is extremely chilly and freezing. The coldest month is January with -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Eismitte
German always refers to Eismitte as Ice Center. As its name, so is it. Eismitte is located on the interior Arctic side of Greenland with ice everywhere. This place is rightfully known as Mid-Ice or Center-Ice. The coldest temperature was recorded during the expedition period (-85degrees Fahrenheit).
  • North Ice
This was a research station of the British North Greenland Expedition in Greenland. North ice was recorded as the fifth coldest place in the world with lowest temperature of -86.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Verkhoyansk
Verkhoyansk is popularly for its exceptionally low winter temperatures in Russia and some of the extreme temperature differences between summer and winter in the world. It is one of the places recognized as the northern Pole of Cold with lowest temperature record in February 1892 (-93.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Oymyakon
One of the candidates of the northern pole of cold is Oymyakon. Oymyakon ground freeze permanently. A Russian scientist, Sergey Obrychey recorded the lowest temperature as -71.2 degrees Fahrenheit at the weather station of Oymyakon.
  • Plateau Station
The second coldest place in the world after Vostok is Plateau Station in Antarctica. The coldest month of Plateau Station is July and the least temperature recorded was -119.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Vostok
This is a Russian Antarctic research station located at the southern Pole of Cold. The coldest month is August with lowest and reliable natural temperature of -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

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