Yakutia cold temperatures recording minus -62C
The world's coldest village: Siberian outpost reaches near-record cold temperatures as thermometer BREAKS after recording minus 62C
Welcome to the coldest village on earth where the average temperature in January is -50C and inhabitant's eye lashes freeze solid mere moments after stepping outside.
The remote Siberian village of Oymyakon is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world.
It was so icy in the Russian village that a new electronic thermometer conked out after recording a bone-cracking minus 62C.
The official weather station at the 'pole of cold' registered minus 59C, but locals said their readings were as low as minus 67C - less than 1C off the lowest accepted temperature for a permanent settlement anywhere in the world.
And that record breaking recording was taken in the town back in 1933.
One villager in Oymyakon recorded a temperature of minus 67C, while others agreed that the official reading of minus 59C did not tell the full story.
The digital thermometer was installed last year to help Oymyakon market itself to tourists, but it gave up the ghost at minus 62C.