It’s no surprise to Canadians that Canada gets cold. That said, just how cold it actually gets in some parts of the country in November is still pretty shocking! While many of us are still recovering from the first snowfall of the season, those in Nunavut are actually waking up this morning with temperatures of -34 degrees this morning. In fact, the coldest places on Earth right now are almost all in Canada.
If you thought that Antarctica and the North Pole were cold in November, it turns out Canada could be colder! According to a new weather report from WXNow, which tracks the world’s most extreme weather, 11 of the top 15 coldest places on Earth right now are actually in Canada.
After receiving their first taste of the seasonal snowfall this week, locals in Southern Ontario and Quebec are starting to feel the winter chill. That said, with temperatures in Nunavut already reaching -34 degrees, maybe things aren’t as bad as we thought.
While Antarctica, Alaska and Russia also join Canada in the “coldest spot on Earth” race, it seems that as a whole, Canada is definitely winning. With 11/15 spots going to Canadian regions, there’s certainly no signs of a mild fall-season in the territories!
Taking the prize as “the coldest place on Earth” right now is actually the South Pole in Antarctica, where temperatures are currently sitting at a cool -38 degrees.
That said, some parts of Canada are not far behind at all, as Eureka in Nunavut is only currently 4 degrees warmer.
Similarly, temperatures in Dawson, Yukon, are also pretty shocking, as early morning temperatures of -32 make it the third coldest place on Earth.
In other parts of Yukon, temperatures are steady at around -30, which is similar to the current temperature in Yakutsk, Russia.
Regions in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are also keeping cold all weekend, with average temperatures of around -27/-28 degrees. Yikes!
The full list of the world’s top 15 coldest countries can be found here.
It seems that Alberta might even be joining the competition this weekend, potentially taking a spot as one of the coldest places on Earth.
According to The Weather Network, Alberta is going to be even colder than Antarctica and the North Pole by Saturday night as temperatures are expected to drop to -30 C with windchill values.
Wherever you are this weekend in Canada, wrap up warm and don’t forget your gloves. Winter is officially coming whether we like it or not!