Monday, December 22, 2008

Oymyakon population to face coldest temperature ever

Inhabitants of Oymyakon a Siberian town in Russia, may face the coldest temperature ever as meteorologists expect the weather to plunge 20 degrees lower than the last coldest temperature ever registered on earth.

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.

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