Climate, temperature and weather conditions are of great importance. Humans can live in places exhibiting suitable climate. Different places exhibit different climate. Some places are extremely hot while some are extremely cold.
Extreme cold and hot weathers are not suitable for human beings and most of the species. Hence places with extreme weather conditions are usually deserted, for instance, in hot deserts you can find cactus trees and camels with very few human populations while in extremely cold places you may see a polar bear.
This is because such extreme climate places do not allow humans and most species to inhabit them. The so far coldest temperature recorded was that of minus 128.6 degree Celsius. This was recorded in Antarctica in 1983.
As the title suggests, this very article will deal with the top ten coldest places of the world. In the same way, we have also dealt with the hottest places in the world.
10-Rogers Pass – Montana, USA: Roger pass exhibits Humid Continental climate. This is a climatic condition where summers can be warm and hot with humidity while winters can be extremely cold.
The Montana’s Roger Pass can be located on the Continental divide of USA. In 1954 a cold wave struck Roger pass and an extremely low temperature of −70 °F (−57 °C) was observed on 20th January of the same year.
09-Fort Selkirk – Yukon, Canada: The Fort Selkirk was a home Selkirk first nation. The Fort had once been a trading post located at Yukon River.
The place was once deserted in the 1950s because of harsh and cold climate. The temperature falls as low as -74 °F (-58°C) in January
08-Prospect Creek – Alaska, USA: One of the coldest places of USA, Prospect Creek has recorded a low temperature of −80 °F (−62 °C).
The winters are prolonged and cold while summers are short lived. The place has very less population because of harsh winters.
07-Snag – Yukon, Canada: The lowest ever temperature recorded in Snag was −63.0 °C (−81.4 °F) on February 3, 1947. Snag exhibits cold and dry weather. The small village is located on a side road of Alaska Highway.
06-Eismitte – Greenland: Eismitte or the Mid Ice is one of the coldest places in Northern Hemisphere. The average yearly temperature is −30.0 °C (−22 °F).
While the lowest temperature ever recorded is −64.9 °C (−85 °F). Eismitte is a German word which means Ice center.
05-North Ice – Greenland: North Ice was once a name of a research station of the British North Greenland Expedition. The cold place had recorded low temperatures of -86.8F or -66C.
04-Verkhoyansk- Russia: It is a town located on Yana River. Having the Guinness world record of the greatest temperature range, it has a population of only 1,311 people. The lowest temperature was −69.8 °C (−93.6 °F) in February 1892.
03-Oymyakon – Russia: One of the coldest yet inhabited places of the world, Oymyakon is located along the Indigirka River. The temperature went recorded down as −71.2 °C (−96.2 °F) in 1924. The floors of Oymyakon remain cold and frozen.
02-Plateau Station – Antartica: This cold place was once an American research station. July is extremely cold and the recorded low temperature is ¬ -119.2 °F or -84 °C.
01-Vostok – Antartica: This Russian Antarctic research station has cold August where the temperature drops down to −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).