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Extreme Cold Grips Siberia Due to Arctic Air Mass

Extremely cold temperatures were forecast to continue impacting parts of Russia from January 14 as an Arctic air mass moved over Siberia.

Footage posted to Instagram shows poor visibility and snow in Yakutsk in east Siberia, which forecasters said was facing temperatures well below the norm for mid-January.

On January 10, a town north of Yakutsk recorded air temperatures as low as -60°C (-76°F).

The lowest temperature ever recorded in an inhabited area was -67°C (-88.6°F) in Oymyakon, east of Yakutsk, in 1933, according to Guinness World Records. Credit: @eduarrd_ via Storyful