Extreme cold weather freezes Issyk-Kul lake

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Publié le 19 janvier 2023

Issyk-Kul is a lake in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, is characterised by a rather unique feature: because of the high concentration of salt in its waters, it remains ice-free during the winter (Issyk-Kul means "warm lake" in Kyrgyz).

On 14 January, an extreme cold spell affected Kyrgyzstan, freezing part of the lake and forming multiple ice boulders around the northern coast of the lake. On 15 January, one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites captured the floating ice off the shores of Kharkynbayevo and Chong-Oryuktyu.


Copernicus. (2023, January 18). Extreme cold weather freezes Issyk-Kul lake. Image of the Day. https://www.copernicus.eu/en/media/image-day-gallery/extreme-cold-weath…