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Cold front sweeps across Yakutia with temperatures minus 50

January 09, 2012, 3:11 UTC+3

Yakutia will stay in arctic conditions for another five days

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VLADIVOSTOK, January 9 (Itar-Tass) — A cold front with temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius has swept across Yakutia, the republic in far northeastern Russia, in northeastern Siberia, local meteorologists said.

The lowest temperature – minus 54 degrees – was registered in the village of Amga overnight.

Temperatures ranging between minus 50 degrees to minus 53 degrees were reported in ten towns and villages of the republic, while in another twenty-four populated settlements temperatures plummet from minus 40 to minus 49.

Yakutia will stay in arctic conditions for another five days.

In Yakutsk, the republic’s capital, temperatures will remain minus 45 degrees over this period.

Yakutia’s cold front also hit the neighbouring Magadan region. Overnight temperatures in five populated settlements of the region dropped to minus 45 and minus 48 degrees.


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