World’s coldest city hot as Majorca after freak heatwave — hundreds strip off in rare sun

ONE of the world’s coldest cities is now as hot as Marbella – and bikini-clad revellers are stripping off to make the most of the sweltering conditions.

But summer has landed and brought with it an unusually warm spell of weather, making the Russian city almost as hot as the Spanish resorts of Majorca and Benidorm.

Built on permafrost – soil or rock that is frozen for more than two consecutive years – “the hidden gem” is located in a deep valley 60 miles south of Yakutsk surrounded by lush forestry.

The glacier covers over 1,000 hectares, and thanks to dozens of metres of permafrost underneath it, the ice...
source: Daily Star

2019-07-16 07:26
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