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Recorded a record low temperature in the Northern hemisphere

The world meteorological organization (WMO) has updated the record for the lowest temperatures in the Northern hemisphere, the organization said on Tuesday, September 22.

The temperature of -69.6 °C at an automatic weather station in Greenland on December 22, 1991 was recognized by the WMO as the lowest ever recorded in the Northern hemisphere, RIA Novosti reports.

This record was discovered recently, after almost 30 years of research in the WMO weather and climate extremes Archive. The new data changed the rating of the lowest temperatures for the Northern hemisphere, moving to second place the value of -67.8 °C recorded in February 1892 and in Oymyakon in January 1933 at the Russian facility in Verkhoyansk.

The world's coldest temperature record remains in the Southern hemisphere, where -89.2 °C was recorded at the Vostok high-altitude weather station in Antarctica on July 21, 1983.

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