The coldest city on Earth is currently at minus 50 degrees.
You felt it was frigid this winter. The coldest city in the world has experienced a temperature drop of minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit).
One of the coldest cities in the world, Yakutsk in east Siberia, has experienced an unusually extended cold spell. Although they are used to subzero conditions, residents of the isolated area are taking additional care to stay warm as January is the coldest month there.
“You can’t fight it,” a resident wearing two scarves, a pair of gloves, hats, and hoods, among other items, told Reuters. You can suffer if you don’t modify and dress appropriately.
The secret, according to a different local who sells frozen fish at a nearby market, was layering. “Wear warm clothing only. Like a cabbage, in layers “explained she.
Some locals said that their eyelashes frozen in 2018 due to the extreme cold.
Yakutsk has a population of less than 1 million, and its winters can be harsh even by Russian standards.
But in July, as smoke from adjacent wildfires tore through the forest, drawing heavy smoke across the area, the city attracted attention from across the world. Scientists have expressed serious worries about the increase in fire frequency brought on by climate change in the Siberian tundra.