Key Lake Coldest Place on Earth

Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 15:15



Environment Canada is giving us a better idea of just how cold it was yesterday at the Key Lake mine site.


Not only was it the Canadian cold spot — it was also the coldest place in the world.


At its most frigid yesterday morning, the mercury at Key Lake dipped to -52.3 degrees Celsius — which, understandably, was a new record for yesterday’s date.


Environment Canada says not even places like the Arctic, Antarctica or Siberia could match that temperature.


Incidentally, the temperature reached -52 degrees Celsius in Key Lake again today. No word yet if that set another record or how that compares to temperatures around the world.