Posted by: leothegeo | 2013/12/08

Thermometer In Nikkaluokta Drops To −40.7 °C

At 10 PM on Sunday, the temperature in tiny Nikkaluokta, Swedish Lapland, dropped to −40.7 °C.

Andreas Sarri, who lives in the village, simply said, “that’s cold”.

Temperatures below -40 °C  are rare but do annually occur in Nikkaluokta. What is rare, is that they occur in early December.

According to SMHI, The Swedish Meterological and Hydrological Institute, it’s because of clear skies and that there’s snow on the ground.

Andreas Sarri, who works in tourism, says they must cancel all activities each time the temperature drops below -35 °C , which is precisely what they had to do this Sunday (!).

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