Temperature Drops to -47 C in Russian City of Yakutsk

The temperature in the Russian city of Yakutsk reached -47 C (-52.6 F) on Saturday, December 28, local media reported.

According to local reporting, the temperature reading was made at the city’s airport. Because of the cold, classes were cancelled for schoolchildren in grades 1 to 5, though not for middle or high school students.

Yakutsk is widely considered to have the coldest winters of any city on Earth, with the average low temperature in December being −40.4 C (−40.7 F). The city recorded a record low temperature of -59.8 C in 1911. Credit: Bolot Bochkarev via Storyful

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