Forecasters predict the coming days shestidesyatigradusnye frosts in the Yakut village Oymyakon, which is traditionally considered one of the two «poles of cold» in the Northern Hemisphere, said Tuesday RIA Novosti Yakutsk Department for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.
The second pole of cold in the Northern Hemisphere is located over Greenland and northeastern North America. Here winter temperatures can drop to minus 65-70 °, but because of the cold summer we have noted here and the lowest average annual temperature in the Northern Hemisphere in the center of Greenland below -30 °. «Even after 20 January, the temperature of air in the village of Oymyakon, we expect to fall below 58 ° below zero,» — said the agency interlocutor. According to him, cold intensified in Yakutia in late December 2009.
«In the Lena area thermometer dropped to 52 degrees below zero, and in Suntarsky Nyurbinsky areas — up to 55 ° below zero, in Mirny — up to 57 ° below zero,» — said the representative of the government.
He added that the rest of the territory of Yakutia in late December 2009, the average monthly air temperature above the norm for one-five degrees, and the Kolyma-Indigirka group of districts — four to eight degrees. «In general, according to our forecasts, in Yakutia, the average monthly temperature in January is expected to be about the norm,» — said the agency interlocutor.