Saint-Petersburg experiences coldest night of the year

11th January set a yearly record low for Saint-Petersburg as the temperatures plummeted to -14.4 degrees Celsius (6 °F). As is customary with the inhabitants of the Northern capital, this was met with content.

However, the morning proved to be even colder than the night, dropping down to -16 degrees Celsius (3.2 °F).

The coldest night in record of Saint Petersburg was noted in 1987, when the temperature reached as low as -31.9 degrees Celsius (-25.4 °F), whilst the warmest winter day was set 1993, when the temperature stayed at 2.9 degrees Celsius (37.2 °F).

Saint-Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, located on Gulf of Finland. It has a population of around 5 million and is famous for its European look.

Image credit: Oleg Zoloto

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