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Which is colder, the tundra or the North Pole? Thanks



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Dear John-

On the average, the tundra (that located in Siberia) has a colder average annual temperature than that of the North Pole. But the coldest locations on earth occur in the southern hemisphere, in Antartica.

This does not include mountain locations, such as Mt. Everest and others, where the extreme altitude contributes to their cold temperatures.

Wendell Bechtold, meteorologist
Forecaster, National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, St. Louis, MO



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