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Overnight, temperatures in Mongolia dropped to as low as -58 degrees

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Overnight, temperatures in Zuungovi soum, a region in western Mongolia‘s Uvs province, dropped to as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius (-58 F) from Tuesday to Wednesday, as reported by Mongolia’s meteorological agency.

This marked the chilliest recorded temperature in Mongolia for the current winter season, as stated by the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring on Wednesday.

Starting from last week, a potent cold front from Siberia, Russia, has been moving across vast parts of Mongolia, leading to temperature decreases and accompanying heavy winds and snowstorms, according to Xinhua news agency.

This cold snap is anticipated to persist until Friday.

Historically, the weather agency notes that on December 26, 1966, the same soum experienced its coldest night at minus 55.6 degrees, setting a record low for Mongolia.


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