Lowest temperature in country, -21 degrees Celsius in Joseni

Temperature dropped on Monday morning below 21 degrees Celsius in Joseni (commune of central Harghita county – ed.n.) and -20 degrees Celsius in Miercurea Ciuc (county seat of Harghita county – ed.n.), the lowest temperatures recorded nation-wide.

Meteorologist Ilie Mojic with the Transylvania South Meteorological Center – Sibiu specified for AGERPRES that the lowest temperatures recorded in Harghita county (the country’s coldest area – ed.n.) were of – 21 degrees Celsius in Joseni, -20 in Miercurea Ciuc, -18 in Toplita, -15 degrees in Bucin Mountains station and -12 degrees in Odorheiu Secuiesc.

The lowest temperature on January 15th was recorded in 1965 and 1974 when, in Miercurea Ciuc and Toplita respectively, the mercury in thermometers showed -32 degrees Celsius.

January’s all time low in Harghita was registered in 1985, in Miercurea Ciuc, the temperature reaching -38.4 degrees Celsius.

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