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New Northern Hemisphere Cold Record

According to The Guardian, scientists from the World Meteorological Organization found that in 1991 Greenland’s temperature reading was -69 degrees Celsius. This is a new cold record in the northern hemisphere. So far, the coldest place in this part of the Earth’s hemisphere has been Siberia, where in 1933 the temperature was -67.8 degrees Celsius. However, while searching the archives, scientists found another record-breaking reading that now belongs to Greenland’s Klinck station, located near the top of the ice cover.

Experts emphasize that although Greenland and Siberia are the coldest places on Earth, the readings there are still far from the temperatures recorded at the South Pole. The absolute record for the lowest temperature on Earth still belongs to Antarctica, at -89.2 degrees Celsius.