Oymyakon is a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia and it is one of the coldest permanently inhabited locales on Earth.
A few days ago, the temperature fall below -67F(-55C)!
These temperatures came earlier than normal.
The village, which is home to about
500 people, was, in the 1920s and 1930s, a stopover for reindeer herders who would water their flocks from the thermal spring.
Oymyakonsky is located around 750 metres above sea level and the length of a day varies from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in the summer.
Nothing grows there so people eat reindeer meat and horsemeat. A single shop provides the town’s bare necessities and the locals work as reindeer-breeders, hunters and ice-fisherman.
Locals are said to leave their cars running all day for fear of not being able to restart them.
(PHOTO: World Meteorological Organization)