Oymyakon, 'coldest town on Earth', set to get even colder
Oymyakon is known as the coldest town on earth after it reached a temperature of minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit. But in the following days meteorologists expect it to decrease to minus 83.2 to 90.4 degrees Fahrenheit .
"In the next few days we expect a cold spell in the towns of Verkhoyansk and Oymyakon, with weather likely to drop to minus 64-68 degrees Celsius (minus 83.2-90.4 Fahrenheit)," a spokesman of a local meteorologist service informed according to Russian information agency Novosti.
The spokesman said that the temperature forecasted is due to an influx of a cold polar air mass.
Overnight in Oymyakon, temperatures fell to -60 degrees Celsius (-76 Fahrenheit).
In the town of Verkhoyansk, located some 600 km (372 miles) from Oymyakon and also noted for its exceptionally cold winters, the temperatures hit -55 degrees Celsius (-67 Fahrenheit) on Sunday night.
More freezing weather, as well as fog and blizzards are expected in the region this week.
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