(Buzzfeed) Here’s What It’s Like To Live Where The Temperature Drops To -96 Sometimes
Julie Gerstein BuzzFeed Staff Posted on
Never complaining about winter again, tbh.
Just for a minute, imagine living in a place where THIS is a reasonable temperature. Yep, -60 degrees Celsius. That’s -76 degrees Fahrenheit.
That’s how cold it can get in Oymyakon, a tiny village located in the northeast corner of Siberia.
Oymyakon is considered the coldest “permanently settled” place in the world. And actually? The coldest it’s ever gotten here is -96 degrees.
It was originally settled as a stopover for reindeer herders who’d bring their animals to the town’s nearby hot springs. It cannnnn warm up in the summer. In July, the average temperature is around 58 degrees, but the town’s overall yearly temp is a coooooool 4 degrees.
While Oymykon only has around 500 permanent residents, its nearest city, Yakutsk, has a population of about 300,000, and boasts a fine arts museum, a folklore museum, and a museum dedicated to mammoths.
In the winter, everything freezes.