He world is
full of extreme climates that make it difficult for human
There are many
extreme places in the world, some of them more extreme than
hottest places on earth, and also the coldest.
article describes the places
lowest temperature on Earth, the coldest places.
temperature ever recorded was minus 128.6 degrees F in at the
station in Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21,
While none of
these towns or cities gets that cold, some get frighteningly close
present the top 10 of the coldest places in the world.
places where recorded temperatures
Rogers Pass – Montana,
Rogers Pass rises
5,610 feet above sea level and is located on the continental divide
U.S. State of Montana.
Rogers Pass is the location of the coldest temperature ever
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
2. Fort Selkirk – Yukon,
Fort Selkirk is a
former trading post on the Yukon River at the confluence of the
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.
3. Prospect Creek – Alaska,
Prospect Creek is a
very small settlement approximately 180 miles north of present day
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
. 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.
4. Snag – Yukon,
Snag is a village
located on a small, dry-weather sideroad off the Alaska Highway 25
South of Beaver Creek,
The weather is chilly and
freezing, the coldest month is January and the lowest temperature
Recorded is -81.4
5. Eismitte –
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
The coldest temperature
recorded during the expedition was −64.9 °C (−85 °F).
6. North Ice –
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
It was once the name of a
Verkhoyansk is notable
chiefly places in Russia for its exceptionally low winter
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
8. Oymyakon –
With an extreme
subarctic climate, Oymyakon is known as one of the candidates for
Northern Pole of Cold, the
other being the Verkhoyansk.
The ground there is
permanently frozen. In 1924, Russian scientist Sergey Obrychev
The lowest temperature
−71.2 °C (−96.2 °F) recorded at Oymyakon’s weather
This is the lowest recorded
temperature for any permanently inhabited location on
9. Plateau Station –
After Vostok, this is
second most coldest place on earth, Plateau Station, an inactive
And Queen Maud Land
traverse support base on the central Antarctic
The coldest month being
July, the lowest naturally recorded temperature was -119.2 on the
10. Vostok –
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
On Earth is −89.2 °C