Type at least three characters to start auto complete. Any funny stories? These include on the one hand precious stones - in addition to diamonds, for example, the violet gemstone charoite and the emerald-like chromium diopside. In the winter, people complain mostly if the heating system got broken or doesn't work well. Next, Mr. Bochkarev touches on some of the every day life challenges in a Siberian winter. ALso, it has been that there is an abundant Snowfall during winter season that occurs from December to early March. F) on July 21, 1983.). 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.". (Incidentally, the record coldest temperature measured on Earth was at the Russian South Pole research station of Vostok, Antarctica (-128.6 deg. What temperatures actually feel extremely cold to you? Artificial fur is not good at all. That said, the resilience of Oymyakon, Yakutsk, and Siberia is nothing short of awe-inspiring. There must be some interesting stories to tell... How long have you been doing tours? 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.". Democratic Republic of the Congo | Français, State of Vatican City (Holy See) | Italiano. If there would be winds... even at -35C or higher even, it is already disaster. Let's take a look at the resiliency of those who call the "Pole of Cold" home. Siberia's prolonged period of unusually warm weather is an "alarming sign," according to climate change scientists. 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.". Quirky, record-breaking, typical: You can find more parts of our regional geography series here. If you go out with glasses on, you run the risk of freezing to your skin. Ever had your smartphone hiccup in cold weather. Western Siberia (from the mountains of the Urals to the Yenisey River) has a continental climate. What is the coldest temperature you've experienced? (Jonathan adds) Yes, you read that correctly. Today the Yakuts are the largest ethnic group, the Turkish-speaking Yakut is the official language alongside Russian. Mean Temp: 31 °F. Because of the permafrost, the temperatures here are below zero from October to April, mostly in the double-digit range. How does the mood of the locals change with the seasons? 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. We prefer to have fur clothes - hats, coats, boots (reindeer or moose skin boots), gloves. 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. An ice fog hangs over Yakutsk, Russia with a surface temperature of -54 degrees Fahrenheit (-48 degrees Celsius). The bizarre spikes were created more than 400 million years ago by uplifting tectonic plates, and since 2012 they have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s a lot of media activity about the recent high temperature in Siberia at the moment. This is how a Russian proverb explains Yakutia's enormous mineral wealth. I mean, no wind factor. °F. Why is it so cold for such an extended period of time in Oymyakon? "When God distributed the treasures of the world, his hands froze over Siberia and he dropped a great deal". So, even when it is much below minus 50 degree Centigrade, it is not so bad. 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 . 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. (Jon) Wow! It helps our health much.". If confirmed, the temperature … Due to the extreme climate, the mining has only partially started. "Interesting question. A well-preserved carcass of a thousand-year-old bear has been found in northern Russia. The Lena, at 4,294 kilometers a good three times as long as the Rhine, is the longest river in Russia. That's a big challenge, as they cost big money. On the next few pages you'll find a summary of my Q&A with him. By the way, in my personal opinion, last years Verkhoyansk appears to be more colder than Oymyakon. Back in 1892 a temperature of -67.8C was recorded in Verkhoyansk, and -67.7C was logged in Oymyakon in 1933. How about when spring arrives? Pressure: 30.08 "Hg. Let that soak in for a moment. 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. "There are always people who would like to experience the cold. 9 Ways to Tell the Difference. (Climate Reanalyzer) For instance, fur coats come for $1500 and higher. 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. Verkhoyansk, Kolyma, Arctic, for instance. Climate concerns as Siberia experiences record-breaking heat, sparking fears of wildfires and melting permafrost. 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. In the daily life, we like eating the soup with meat. Before this record-breaking high temperature, temperatures in Siberia were, on average, 18 degrees higher than normal in May. We don't let our little kids to play outdoor at all, as the cold weather brings many respiratory diseases, the worst one in my opinion is pneumonia. 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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”. 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. We will be happy to deliver them to your home on a regular basis. 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. Get the monthly weather forecast for Siberia, Meta, Colombia, including daily high/low, historical averages, to help you plan ahead. The internal organs should also be completely preserved. How do you keep vehicles in good working order in this cold? "For a regular elder, the challenge is to bring kids to schools, kindergartens, or somewhere else. A temperature of 38°C would be as much as 16°C above the LTA. The up to 300 meter high rock formations run along the south bank of the Lena. To feel good in the winter, it's certainly a must to have good thick warm clothes. Ladies prefer to have the expensive stylish coats, which might costs as high as 100,000 rubles (~$3300). Natural fur works good in our cold winter conditions. Locals post photos of their white frozen eyelashes on Instagram. Dew Point: 22 °F. And yet, on Jan. 7, 1971, … The coldest city is Ojmjakon, located in the upper Indigirka Valley, on the 63rd parallel and at 740 meters (2,400 feet) above sea level, where the average temperature in January is an astonishing -46 °C (-51 °F), while in July it reaches 13 °C (55.5 °F); the lowest record is as low as -70 °C (-94 °F). First, climate change nudged base temperatures up. Actually, Yakutians love the cold food, i.e. How does this cold affect every day life? Follow Jonathan:  Google+ | Twitter | Rebelmouse, MORE ON WEATHER.COM:  EUROPEAN LANDMARKS IN SNOW. Last 2 weeks of weather The coldest town on Earth has become "touristy?" That changed only after the fall of communism. In the tsarist empire the indigenous peoples of the region such as Yakuts, Evens, Evenks and Dolgans were still clearly in the majority, but in the Soviet era hundreds of thousands of Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians poured into Yakutia, so that the indigenous people became a minority in their own country. Not even for Vladimir Putin, who was Russian President in 2005 and 2013. At the beginning of the 17th century Russia began to colonize Yakutia, which was accompanied by a massive Christianization of the indigenous people. 8. 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. Around a seventh of all diamonds worldwide come from the soils of Yakutia, and the Russian state earns billions with them every year. The engine might be switched off only, when the vehicle is inside a heated garage. 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. Don't even know why. Like swimming or taking off the clothes or checking which alcoholic beverages start freezing quickly or using frozen bananas instead of hammers, etc. The whole of Germany would fit into Yakutia almost nine times. The stocky Yakut is practically the polar bear among horses: He defies temperatures down to minus 70 degrees. Can you detect a mood change among the residents when winter sets in? Belarus is known for its continental where winters are extremely cold and summers are relatively warner. 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. What is the typical Yakutian diet? Temperatures have been topping out at minus-40 degrees Fahrenheit in Oymyakon, home to 500 permanent residents. Last month, Yakutsk - capital of Siberia's coldest republic, Sakha, also known as Yakutia, recorded its highest-ever 21 June temperature of 35C. If to be more precise, they must have mercury-thallium alloy, that protect from freezing. Such thermometers are mainly produced in the Moscow area, but we buy them in Yakutsk, though it is already rare to see them at stores. The first option will be automatically selected. We recognize our responsibility to use data and technology for good. A team of reindeer pulls a man on a sled in the Republic of Sakha, Russia. 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). Reached a record sum: the Diamond Spirit of the Rose, The rocks are a Unesco World Heritage Site. It's a big challenge also for street sellers, especially in the fish market. According to Weather Underground's Christopher Burt (Wunderblog), unofficial temperatures as cold as -108 degrees F have been measured in Oymyakon. "We, ordinary residents of Yakutia, use mainly mercury-in-glass thermometers. Then, western Siberia experienced one of its hottest-ever spring seasons, according to climate scientists at the EU’s Copernicus Climate … Siberia is known for its long harsh winters. Because of the permafrost, the temperatures here are below zero from October to April, mostly in the double-digit range. It has never been so hot behind the Arctic Circle. 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. Low Temp: -10 °F. 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 The summer is over and the long winter is ahead, but when the winter arrives, it appears that Yakutians like the cold weather. A sundog is seen over the frozen landscape outside of Yakutsk, Russia. iPhones and Android-based smartphones are useless for outdoor use. Therefore, reindeer and horse meat is commonly consumed, there. They double-glaze as well, especially the windshield. We, Yakutians, dislike the heat and the hot weather. (MORE:  See Oymyakon's monthly temperatures). "Frankly, I've never paid attention to the measuring of temperature before. Find out if they can be used in Siberia. This past … Siberia is actually a huge region in Russia, which is still the world's largest country. It is obligatory to keep the engine running all the time when the car is outside in the winter period. Checking the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The series continues ... a new, mysterious stele discovered in Poland, Nara Prefecture New Corona 1 dead 32 confirmed infection, Zolotovitsky shared his memories of Valentin Gaft, Magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, "He belonged to idealists - moreover, he headed them": Valentin Gaft died, The jeweler’s "hobby" is to catch thieves, he hopes that there will be no thieves. Any challenges for electronics and photography in these cold conditions? (Jonathan interjects) The only school in Oymyakon is known to close only when temperatures dip below -52 deg. Yes, you read that right, minus 60s! Some even move to live over there for the whole winter. Freshly caught fish is also available frozen on the market. In the summer, river cruise ships sail from Yakutsk to the pillars. The funny stories happen, when travellers start doing the fun in the cold. Thermometers in Russian town Verkhoyansk showed 38 Celsius degrees. Though the official temperature was "only" 74 below on Tuesday, some residents recorded temperatures as low as 88 below at their homes, … No such luck in a Siberian winter! When I started replying (to) questions about the current temperatures, I did really get interested in the weather. You know, it's all about people's imaginations.". Use escape to clear. Siberia’s recent heat wave has reached a new high—100.4°F, to be exact, pending verification from the World Meteorological Organization. Take control of your data. Another northern regional capital Khanty-Mansiysk has also enjoyed unusually balmy weather this summer. (Jonathan adds) In another blog post, Mr. Bochkarev was asked what type of thermometers work best in this extreme cold? Verkhoyansk sits on the Yana River in … The average high in late June in Verkhoyansk is only in the upper 60s, or around 20 degrees Celsius. 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. Nevertheless, their solidification (freezing) point is -61.1°C. With just one million inhabitants, the Far Eastern region is one of the most sparsely populated areas on the planet. Incredibly, the mercury has rocketed as high as 94 degrees F on July 28, 2010. "The cold in my area is dry. So, I can't really say what the lowest temperature I've ever experienced was. In my case, I would prefer to have the extreme, but dry (lack of windy) cold, than mild winter weather with winds.". Arizona: -40° It's hard to imagine needing a winter coat in sunny Arizona. Somehow I can't picture Oymyakon resembling, say, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Wisconsin Dells, or Branson, Mo. Driving the news: Multiple northern towns around the world have recorded scorching temperatures in recent days, including the city of Caribou, … (Jonathan adds) So much for a quick game of "Words With Friends" or "Angry Birds" on your way to work, eh? Why not bag the annual ski vacation, or warm-weather winter getaway for....Siberia! 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. Temperature departures from average projected during the next three days, showing extreme temperatures in Siberia and parts of Canada. Which City Is the Worst for Fall Allergies This Year? Record high temperatures in Siberia. (Jonathan adds) Crops can't be grown, here, since the ground is permanently frozen. 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. … The meat is a must. Frankly, I started to dislike this place, as it is becoming already a touristic place.". 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 … ... One of the coldest regions on … The temperatures mean that neither fruit nor vegetables can be grown, and everything that is offered in the markets is automatically frozen, including freshly caught fish. 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. A child is bundled up against the extreme cold of a Siberian winter. A monument in the town square commemorates the day in 1924 when the temperature fell to a record 96 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Oymyakon is the very popular destination. (Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images), Another Mystery Monolith Pops Up in Romania After Utah Sculpture Disappears, Mother Nature’s Light Show Stuns in Northern China, Man Rescued from Frigid Waters After Boat Sinks in Alaska, Cold or Flu? And if you leave the house with glasses on, you risk freezing to your skin. The local Yakuts use the Yakut for riding, but above all as a meat and milk supplier. Kumys, double-fermented mare's milk, is a local specialty. 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. That's at least a 184 degree F difference from the official record lowest to highest temperature! Celsius (or -61.6 deg. The freezing cold also affects everyday life: because the frosty ground makes laying drainage pipes virtually impossible, the outhouse rate is high. Read about his experiences on tour and the interesting things he's seen next. Ironically, the name "Oymyakon" in the native Siberian tongue means "unfrozen patch of water", named for the thermal hot spring nearby. It looks like a record maximum temperature has been set at Verkhoyansk of 38.0°C. We will be happy to deliver them to your home on a regular basis. The coldest month is January, with the temperatures of -15 to -40 degrees Celsius (5…-40 degrees Fahrenheit). (Jon adds) Average summer highs range from the mid-60s to the low 70s. "Autumn is the very sad period. F). Climate, Heatwave, Temperature / June 21, 2020 June 21, 2020. A statue of Vladimir Lenin is seen on a day of ice fog in Yakutsk, Russia. Nevertheless, they are very popular over here and their owners keep their gadgets in the inner pockets.". On Feb. 6, 1933, an observer, there, measured a temperature of -89.8 degrees Fahrenheit! Use up and down arrows to change selection. Temperatures average well below freezing throughout the winter and well into April. If (they're kept) outdoors for five minutes, they become pieces of ice. Nowadays, apart from educational things, sports and cinema, there are Internet, X-box, and all the modern entertainment. They start preparing their system and houses for the winter already in June - checking the whole pipe system and replacing weak pipes.". January Climate & Weather Averages in Siberia. In July, people do really complain about the heat.". Recently searched locations will be displayed if there is no search query. The mere mention of "Siberia" is synonymous with extreme cold in the lexicon of meteorologists. What Mr. Bochkarev considers "ordinary life" in the Siberian winter may amaze you. 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 cold is also a challenge for water/heat providers. Thailand is a very popular travel destination now. You would need to set a bonfire to warm your vehicle sufficiently to start it if you leave it outside, or it stops running. Imagine a town so cold that low temperatures in the -60s are considered, well, "normal", in the winter months. How Winter Fashion Has Changed in 100 Years (PHOTOS), Eerie Vintage Photos of People Battling the Flu. (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. © Copyright TWC Product and Technology LLC 2014, 2020, A temperature of -52 degrees Celsius (-61.6 degrees Fahrenheit) is measured in Oymyakon, Russia. This measure prevents glasses from being frozen. the frozen raw Arctic fish (white salmon, whitefish), frozen raw horse liver, but they are considered to be delicasy. It is the largest purple and pink diamond ever to be auctioned. On the other hand, the soil contains around 30 percent of Russian coal and rich deposits of gold, oil, gas, iron and ores. If the engine stopped, the accumulator will be frozen in a moment. Mr. Bochkarev does offer tours. "Praise god, there are many indoor activities for kids now. (Photo credit: Bolot Bochkarev). Oymyakon is a one-day drive from Yakutsk. A shocking temperature has been reported in one of the coldest cities on the planet. 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