Thursday 30 January 2014

Extreme cold in Siberia

It's not so many weeks ago since Siberia was experiencing warmer-than usual weather and there was no snow

Russia: Sixty degrees below causes injuries in Yakutsk


Temperatures dropped down to -60°C (-76°F) in the eastern city of Yakutsk on Wednesday, a location with one of the highest difference in seasonal temperatures in the world.

In addition to more than 100 cold-related injuries the freeze resulted in some flight cancellations due to low visibility, and the cancellation of classes throughout Yakutsk.

The recorded historic low in Yakutsk was only four degrees colder than on Wednesday, measured at -64.4°C (-83.9°F), whereas the record high reached 38.4 °C (101.1 °F).

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