Verchojansk in Yakutiya
(in the north east of Russia
) is the cold
. There is a weather station
, owned by the Russians) that once measured –89.2° C, but Verchojansk actually is a real town
. It was founded as a fort
in 1638 and the main activities are tin
and gold mining
- On February 7 in 1892 the lowest temperature
ever outside Antarctica was measured, -69.8° C
(about -90° F).
- The so-called January isotherm
is at -50° C.
- The largest variations in temperature on the earth over the year are measured in Verchojansk; between –70° and +37° C.
info from my own memory, and meteonet.nl for a few exact temperatures.