2018 Winter Olympics expected to break temperature records

The 2018 Winter Olympics are expected to be the coldest ever on record

In South Korea, host of the games that started this week, it's been so chilling, in fact, that according to some reports, TV presenters are struggling to talk after their water-based TV makeup froze to their faces, According to The Sun, the weather at the games is said to be the coldest in more than 20 years.

The last time it was this cold for the Winter Olympics was 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. The coldest high recorded for that year was 27F with lows of 12F.

The competition is taking place in Pyeongchang, in South Korea, where temperatures have plummeted to -23 degrees Celsius (-9 Fahrenheit) over the last week.

The average low expected this year is expected to be 13F.

The Weather Channel was reporting more cold weather ahead with another cold snap moving in, but with the chill easing off later next week.

It should be noted that Lillehammer was the farthest north the Winter Olympics have ever been held while Pyeongchang is the coldest city on Earth that's so far to the south.

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