Oymyakon is a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia and located along the Indigirka River. With an extreme subarctic climate, Oymyakon is known as one of the candidates for the Northern Pole of Cold. The climate is quite dry, but as average monthly temperatures are below freezing for 7 months of the year. Summers are much wetter than winters. Sometimes the temperature drops below 0 Â°C in late September and may remain negative until mid-May.