The world is full of extreme climates that make it difficult for human habitation. There are many extreme places in the world, some of them more extreme than others. There are hottest places on earth, and also the coldest. Here, this article describes the places with the lowest temperature on Earth, the coldest places. The coldest temperature ever recorded was minus 128.6 degrees F in at the Russian research station in Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983. While none of these towns or cities gets that cold, some get frighteningly close to it. Here we present the top 10 of the coldest places in the world. These are places where recorded temperatures are very low.
These are 10 of The World’s Coldest Places.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).