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Delyankir, Siberia with record early frosts -59,2°C

A breath-taking temperature record appeared in Siberia – in Delyankir, only -59,1°C was on 7. December 2021 measured, which is the coldest D...



A breath-taking temperature record appeared in Siberia – in Delyankir, only -59,1°C was on 7. December 2021 measured, which is the coldest December temperature in one of the coldest Siberian cities in all-time history!



Delyankir has an extreme subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dwd) with very short and mild to cool summers, followed by very long, dry and extremely cold winters. Although summers are very mild on average, sometimes it can be surprisingly hot, especially for a place with such northerly latitude. The highest recorded temperature in July was 35.1°C. It is one of the coldest places in the northern hemisphere and the world, alongside Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk. Although in terms of the lowest-ever recorded temperature Oymyakon remains the coldest verifiable location, the year-round average temperature recorded at Delyankir's weather station between 1951 and 1989 was −16.8 °C (1.8 °F), lower than that of Oymyakon.

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