Calling on Moscow residents to stay indoors, the Emergency Situations Ministry said temperatures would drop to between minus 16 C and minus 21 C in the early hours of Wednesday, while temperatures in the eastern part of the Moscow region would plunge to minus 26 C.
In the Sakha republic village of Oymayakon, considered the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth, temperatures dropped to minus 54.7 C overnight.
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“Ojmjakon and Verkhoyansk are the coldest Siberian settlements,” says Argiris. “Ojmjakon measured already a night temperature of minus 54,7 degrees Celsius. Now winter begins like this, the chance is great that record lows will be broken in January-February.”