February 17, 2013. The Taimyr Peninsula, the northernmost mainland Russia. Live and work here explorers — bearded men with stern faces and warm hearts.
Taimyr Peninsula is located in the Arctic and subarctic zone, which defines the extreme severity of the local climate. It is characterized by long cold winters with temperatures up to ?62 and short cool summers. The average annual temperature is ?14.
In the past five days the region has seen extremely cold weather. Daytime highs not exceed ?43, and nighttime lows go for ?50. On Saturday night, February 16, at Khatanga temperature reached the lowest values for this day in history observations?50,6). Previous extremum minimum temperature was recorded over 40 years ago, in 1972 (?47,9).
Another extreme point of Russia is Tiksi. In this land of polar bears on the Arctic coast of Eastern Siberia from 14 to 16 February, installed three new daily minimum: ?48,6, ?48,3 ?49,5 respectively.
It is important to note that this is \»Yakut\» — cold for this area is uncommon. This is often together with the Atlantic cyclones penetrate the warm air mass. Therefore, the most common on the Taimyr Peninsula is the Blizzard, which takes him prisoner sometimes for several weeks. Almost always strong winds.
And then, it is no coincidence that this region is called the graveyard of cyclones, because on the Taimyr complete its life many Atlantic and southern vortices.