In The World’s Coldest Village, A Thermometer Just Broke At -80°F (-62°C) And The Photos Are Stunning

The remote Siberian village is considered to be the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world, and it has just plummeted into a -62°C (-80°F) winter, making our daily complaints about the weather sound rather silly. Never mind how cold it gets, life goes on as normal at the outdoor fish market in Yakutsk. The official weather station at the ‘pole of cold’ registered -59°C (-74°F), but the new electronic thermometer claimed the weather was -62°C (-80°F). In fact, it even stopped working after reaching the painful mark.

Welcome to Oymyakon, Yakutsk, a remote Siberian village which is considered to be the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world

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The temperature there has just plummeted to a chilling -80°F (-62°C )

In the village, however, the cold that could freeze your eyeballs hasn’t stopped life

Except for local students who are expected to attend class till temperatures reach at least minus -52°C (-62°F)

“Now we’re brushing the snow off our Yakut horses. For us this is normal”, told one resident of the village

About 500 people still live in the village Oymyakon, Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia

The painful weather was too much even for the new electronic thermometer. It broke after reaching -62°C


Some tourists that visit Oymyakon are as extreme as its weather

This group from China weren’t afraid to dip in the thermal spring in about -60°C

Street venders have no need to refrigerate their fish as the air temperature is enough to keep them safe from rotting away

And, believe it or not, people are still going to work

Here’s what driving under such conditions looks like

Summers can sometimes become hot. In June, July and August temperatures over 86 °F (30 °C) are not rare

Some have gotten these icy lashes that are perfectly worthy of becoming the newest beauty trend

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