The town is located above the Arctic Circle in the Sakha Republic, about 2,900 miles northeast of Moscow.
The town of about 1,300 residents is recognized by the Guinness World Records for the most extreme temperature range, with a low of minus-90 degrees Farenheit and a previous high of 98.96 degrees.
A global map showing places that are warmer (red) or cooler (blue) in May 2020 based on long-term averages. Much of Russia has seen above-normal temperatures since May.
Much of Siberia this year has had unseasonably high temperatures, leading to sizable wildfires.
In the Sakha Republic, more than 680,000 acres are burning, according to Avialesokhrana, the government agency that monitors forest fires.