Many of us find the winter and snowy weather exciting. But there are countries wherein the cold weather is drastic and is very unbearable. These are countries that have cold and snowy weather during the summer. Below are the top 10 coldest countries in the world.
This is dubbed as the coldest continent in Earth. The lowest temperature recorded that ever hit Antarctica is minus 89.2 degrees. Truly, no person can live there due to the extreme temperature, the dryness of the landforms and also the danger that too much precipitation can bring.
The country generally experiences windy weather because on average, it has a very low temperature all throughout the year. In the first few months, the minimum temperature is minus 27 degrees and it can go as high as minus 8 degrees. Even during the summer, the weather is still cold having an average of minus 3 degrees.
Though the regions in the area may have different ranges of temperatures, the country is generally cold. The coldest part may be the Prairie Provinces where temperature can reach to minus 15 degrees during the day and minus 39 degrees at night. The place is also windy, which just worsens the cold weather.
4. United States of America
The coldest place in America is in Alaska where low temperatures would take place for nine months or so. The lowest that the temperature can reach is minus 62.2 degrees. With the addition of strong winds, it is definitely hazardous for people who are exposed in this kind of weather.
The country has a very low range of temperature. The lowest can be minus 9 degrees and the highest temperature can reach 7 degrees. This happens even during the hot season. The reason for this is that Greenland is covered by a large sheet of ice. This blocks the sunlight and prevents it from reaching the country.
Estonia may not have an extremely low temperature but it is cold enough to prevent comfortable living. In the country, precipitation may come and go in unexpected periods through out the year that’s why it makes the temperature in the country cold.
During the winter season, you can expect to find the country covered in snow for at least four months. During this period, the temperature can dip until minus 20 degrees. But during the summer period, you can find the weather quite tolerable. In the country, the coldest part is in Lapland due to the strong winds in the area.
When the country has reached the winter season, you will find it very cold compared with the comfortable warm summer. The coldest part considered in the area is Astana where there is a large amount of rainfall. The winters are so called that most people will suffer from frostbite when outdoors.
The country lives up to its name since the average temperature is almost always below 0 degrees. The coldest that the country reached is minus 40 degrees.
On an average, the weather can go as low as less than 0 degrees. From April to October, the temperature is just little above the freezing point. January and February can be extremely cold with temperatures going as low as minus 20 degrees. With this temperature, water freezes and a lot of precipitation occurs.