Top 10 Coldest Places In The World
The Coldest Places In The World lowest natural temperature ever directly recorded at ground level on Earth is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F; 184.0 K), which was at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica, on July 21, 1983. Analysis of satellite data indicated a probable temperature of around −93.2 °C (−135.8 °F; 180.0 K), also in Antarctica, on August 10, 2010; however, this reading was not confirmed by ground measurements.
10. Fort Selkirk – Yukon, Canada
Fort Selkirk is a former trading post on the Yukon River at the confluence of the Pelly River in Canada’s Yukon. In 1950 this place was deserted because of extreme cold conditions. It is now inhabited again but is only accessible. There is no road access. Most visitors get there by boat or a plane. The coldest month is January and the lowest temperature is -74 °F.
9. Rogers Pass – Montana, USA
Rogers Pass rises 5,610 feet above sea level and is located on the continental divide in the U.S. state of Montana. Rogers Pass is the location of the coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States outside of Alaska. On January 20, 1954, a low temperature of -70 °F (-57 °C) was recorded during a severe cold wave.
8. Snag – Yukon, Canada
Snag is a village located on a small, dry-weather sideroad off the Alaska Highway 25 km south of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada. The weather is chilly and freezing, the coldest month is January and the lowest temperature recorded is -81.4 °F.
7. Eismitte – Greenland
The name Eismitte means Ice-Center in German. This place is on the interior Arctic side of Greenland, it has ice everywhere and therefore it is rightfully called Mid-Ice or Center-Ice. The coldest temperature recorded during the expedition was −64.9 °C (−85 °F).
6. Prospect Creek – Alaska, USA
Prospect Creek is a very small settlement approximately 180 miles north of present day Fairbanks and 25 miles southeast of present day Bettles, Alaska. This place has a sub-arctic sort of weather which means that winters last for a long period of time and summers are very short. Weather conditions are even more severe now so the area is less crowded now. The record low temperature of −80 °F (−62 °C) was recorded.
5. Verkhoyansk- Russia
Verkhoyansk is notable chiefly places in Russia for its exceptionally low winter temperatures and some of the greatest temperature differences between summer and winter on Earth. Verkhoyansk is one of the places considered the northern Pole of Cold. The lowest temperature recorded there, in February 1892, was −69.8 °C (−93.6 °F).
4. North Ice – Greenland
North Ice was a research station of the British North Greenland Expedition on the inland ice of Greenland. This is the fifth coldest place in the world. The lowest temperatures recorded are -86.8F and -66C. It was once the name of a research station.
3. Plateau Station – Antartica
After Vostok, this is second most coldest place on earth, Plateau Station, an inactive American research and Queen Maud Land traverse support base on the central Antarctic Plateau. The coldest month being July, the lowest naturally recorded temperature was -119.2 on the Fahrenheit scale.
2. Oymyakon – Russia
With an extreme subarctic climate, Oymyakon is known as one of the candidates for the Northern Pole of Cold, the other being the Verkhoyansk. The ground there is permanently frozen. In 1924, Russian scientist Sergey Obrychev registered the lowest temperature −71.2 °C (−96.2 °F) recorded at Oymyakon’s weather station. This is the lowest recorded temperature for any permanently inhabited location on Earth.
1. Vostok – Antartica
Vostok Station is a Russian Antarctic research station. This station is at the southern Pole of Cold. The coldest month in Vostok is August where the the lowest reliably measured natural temperature on Earth is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).