It’s no surprise to Canadians that Canada gets cold. That said, just how freezing 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. 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 worse! According to a new weather report from WX-Now, 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.
While Antarctica, Alaska and Russia also join Canada in the “coldest spot on Earth” race, it seems that as a whole, the True North 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 the South Pole in Antarctica, where temperatures are currently sitting at a cool -38.
Some parts of Canada are not far behind at all, though, as Eureka in Nunavut is only four degrees warmer.
Similarly, Dawson, Yukon, is also pretty shocking, as an early morning of -32 puts it in third place.
In other parts of Yukon, temperatures are steady at around -30, which is similar to conditions in Yakutsk, Russia.
Regions in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are also staying frosty all weekend, with averages of around -27/-28 degrees. Yikes!
The full list of the world’s top 15 chilliest countries can be found here.
It seems that Alberta might even be joining the competition this weekend.
According to The Weather Network, the province is going to be even more freezing 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!