Photos: Extreme Winter Driving & Cold Weather in Yakutsk, Yakutia #Siberia #Russia

Extreme driving in the cold winter weather conditions in Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
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You might wonder how we live in winter in Yakutsk, the capital of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia’s Siberia. Take a look at street photographs taken today in my neighborhood around 2 pm.

As you see, it’s still the deep winter. Last days we have temperatures below minus 45 or 48 degrees Centigrade. Pretty cold!

Drivers tend to ride through thick fogs. People walk under snowy trees. Nice and freshy!

Though not so many pedestrians can be seen on sideways or backyards. Like any other human, We, Yakutians, like being in the warmth, so we prefer to spend more time indoor and less outdoor.

What’s the temperature inside houses. If the innner heating works fine, it should be around 22C. So, please, don’t worry much about us. Everything is fine!

Extreme driving in the cold winter weather conditions in Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia

How do they drive cars in such thick fogs? They can drive, not because they have the GPS navigator, they do it easily, as they know the city very well.

Extreme driving in the cold winter weather conditions in Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia

Extreme driving in the cold winter weather conditions in Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia

Do you like the cold weather? Why not join the ColdUnited community of people, who loves the cold.

You might also find answers to questions on how Yakutsk residents survive in winter, in the AskYakutia blog.

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4 Comments on “Photos: Extreme Winter Driving & Cold Weather in Yakutsk, Yakutia #Siberia #Russia

  1. Hey there in beautiful Yakutia!
    Vinnie here from very,very warm and hot (too hot) Sydney Australia.
    Just wondering if the snow you get is powder snow?
    I have researched powder snow quality and quantity in Japan,and have not found a place that matches Hokkaido on Japans Nth Island.
    Japan can get on average over 15mtrs or more every winter season,and VERY light dry powder snow.
    I know that most snow falls best when air temperature is between -5 & -10 .
    So I was wondering how often you would get snow in average in the month of February??
    Lastly do you have any kind of steep mountain ski resort near by???
    Many thanks for the time and hope to visit your coldest town one day soon!
    Vinnie

  2. Hi, Vinnie!

    Thank you for your comment and feedback.

    In February, we’ve got much snow. Though it’s very cold!

    What we have in Yakutia, it’s hard to call ski resorts. Actually, it’s just a place, where people ski, but they look really wild.

    PS. I’ve just returned from 1-month reindeer expedition. So a bit late with my reply!

  3. Your city fascinates me. The fact that it is an actual CITY, not some small outpost, up there in that intense cold, OMG. I live in New Jersey, but have experienced temps about -40 in Montana once, and that was an experience. I can’t imagine coming out of an nightclub at 2 AM into 50 below zero cold (fahrenheit, I can’t do celsius!:))

  4. Thank you, Paul, for your feedback! Yakutsk is the real self-sufficient city. When you’re coming out of the night club, you run streight to the cab. So, pretty quick not to freeze :))

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