As the climate is changing, there are fluctuations in temperature. There are many places in the world which are very cold and some places are very hot. Do you know which are the coldest places in the world? Antarctica is the most coldest place on the earth.
There are many places in the world which are bone-chilling. In order to survive in these extreme cold places, a human has to adapt to a different lifestyle. These places have extreme weather conditions. Not only Antarctica, there are some other places which are known for freezing cold environment.
Below is the list of coldest places in the world.
List Of Top 10 Coldest Places In The World
1. Dome Fuji Ridge, East Antarctic Plateau
The high ridge between Dome Argus and Dome Fuji is the coldest place on the earth. It is located on the East Antarctic Plateau. According to NASA Satellite Data, In August 2010, the lowest ever recorded temperature was -93.2 Degrees Celsius.
Previously, the lowest ever recorded temperature was at Vostok Research Station, Antarctica.
2. Vostok, Antarctica
Vostok station in Antarctica is the second coldest place on the earth. It is a Russian research station situated in inland Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica. It is located at the center of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. It is the coldest place on earth right now with lowest -89.2 °C recorded temperature. This place has got highest recorded temperature of −14.0 °C.
It is also one of sunniest place on the earth with 708.8 hours of sunshine in December. During polar night, Vostok records minimum of hours of sunshine per month. Research related to ice core drilling and magnetometry is carried out.
3. Plateau Station, Antarctica
Plateau Station is located on the central Antarctic Plateau. It is an inactive American research and Queen Maud Land Traverse support base. It is one of the coldest place in the world. In 1968, this place recorded lowest temperature of -86.2 °C. Here cold season ranges between April to October. Here average temperature of cold season is about −70 °C.
4. Oymyakon, Russia
Oymayakon in Russia is the coldest permanently inhabited place on the earth. It is a Russian village located in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia. Here the ground is permanently frozen. On October 6, 1933, the lowest temperature of −67.7 °C was recorded at Oymyakon’s weather station.
This place sometimes got very cold weather even on summer days. In June and July months temperature has never gone below −10 °C.
5. Verkhoyansk, Russia
Verkhoyansk is another Russian place listed as the coldest place on the earth. This place is known for its exceptionally low winter temperatures. Weather is dry at this place. It has an extreme sub-arctic climate. Temperature differences between summer and winter are also very high at this place. Both Verkhoyansk and Oymyakon considered as the northern Pole of Cold.
The lowest temperature recorded here was considered was −67.6 °C. According to 2010 census, this place has population of 1311.
6. North Ice, Greenland
North ice was a research station of the British North Greenland Expedition. In 1954, the lowest temperature recorded here was -66.1°C. It is located on the inland ice of Greenland. North Ice is 2,341 meters above sea level.
7. Eismitte, Greenland
Eismitte is also called Mid-Ice in English. In German, it means Ice-Center. The coldest temperature recorded here was −64.8 °C. On the other side, warmest temperature noted here was −1.8 °C. It is also one of the coldest locations in the Northern Hemisphere.
8. Snag, Yukon, Canada
Snag is a village located on the side road off the Alaska Highway. The village is located in a bowl-shaped valley of the White River Temperature here remains very low. The lowest temperature here recorded was −63.0 °C.
9. Prospect Creek, Alaska
Prospect Creek is situated 34 miles north of the center of Alaska. It is situated 643 feet above sea level. It is the ninth coldest place in the world. With the lowest recorded temperature of -62 degree Celsius, it was declared as the coldest place in the United States. Wildlife can also be found there.
10. Fort Selkirk, Canada
Fort Selkirk located at the confluence of the Pelly River and the Yukon River. The lowest temperature ever recorded is -74 °F. Formerly it was a trading post. Due to no road access, this place can be accessed by boat and plane.