Top five coldest cities in the world
As there are hottest cities in the earth, there are also coldest cities in the world. A glance is given in this article about some of the world’s coldest cities, grading from warmest to coldest, based on average January temperatures. Top five coldest cities are here.
- Yakutsk, Russia:
Average temperature in January: -41ºF/ -40ºC
Russia’s Sakha Republic`s capital city Yakutsk stands about 280 miles south of the Arctic Circle which is one of the coldest cities in the world. It has the January temperatures of -41ºF/ -40ºC, while a coldest major city in the world. It also has the lowest average winter temperatures. A different sight such as the Permafrost Kingdom ice museum, the Christian Market (pictured) and the National Art Museum of the Republic of Sakha all are the important views for a traveler who does not mind of chill. In the city, there remains summertime opportunity for travelers due to the existence of fair-weather in July when the temperature remain on an average of 67ºF/ 19.5ºC.
2. Norilsk, Russia:
Average temperature in January: -22ºF/-30ºC
Norilsk is among the three major cities that are in the permafrost area. It is the most northern city in the world. It contains about 100,000 occupants. It has the coldest average temperature of 14ºF/ -10ºC, while winter reaches of -63ºF/ -53ºC. The city is rich with its own exceptional culture and comes within top five counting as being the coldest cities in the world. It has museums, art gallery and world famous mosques which can attract the tourists. But the fact is that Norilsk’s mining and smelting industry have made the city one of the most polluted areas on Earth and as such, the city has been locked for foreigners as well as visitors since 2001.
3. Yellowknife, Canada:
Average temperature in January:-18.2°F/-27.9°C
Canada’s Northwest Territories capital is situated 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle and is the best city as per study of Canadian environment sector. Yellowknife is the coldest city of 100 Canadian Cities. It has year round cold weather containing coldest winter and the acute cool with the snow covering. Its lowest temperature record is -60 °F/ -51°C, and the city till now paradoxically also possess the sunniest Canadian summer. This belongs to the top five counting as marked as the coldest cities in the world.
Rich in gold-rush history, Yellowknife is a mecca for adventurers, offering activities ranging from hiking beneath the midnight sun to dog-sledding, snowmobiling and spotting the northern lights.
4. Barrow, United States:
Average temperature in January: -13ºF/-25ºC
Barrow is situated in the Arctic Circle in Alaska and it is the northernmost city in the United States. It commonly contains lowest average temperature among the Alaskan cities. Its weather is regular worsen by a coat of cloud and severe winds blow here ranging to 60 miles/ hour. The sun stands beneath the horizon for 65 days every year. Usually, just 120 days of the year observes high temperatures but are above chilly. When we talk about the top five coldest cities Barrow, United States always come within the coldest cities in the world.
In spite of the low temperature of -56ºF/ -49ºC, it has many reasons to visit Barrow. The city has its own amazing culture and the attractiveness of the adjacent Tundra region charm up a visitor much.
5. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia:
Average temperature in January: -11.2ºF/-24.6ºC
This is one of the coldest cities in the world which is much known. Ulaanbaatar is the coldest national capital of the world that is 4430 feet above the sea level and edging of the Mongolian steppes. The city observes severe seasons with recorded summer of highs 102°F/ 39°C; with reducing lows of -44°F/ -42°C throughout the long winter months giving Ulaanbaatar an average annual mean temperature that hang around just below freezing. It is the doorway to Mongolia’s impressive natural areas as well as possesses a mass of wealthy artistic areas covering of Tibetan-style Buddhist temples as well as many modern art galleries.