Am I Near to the North Pole?

I think this year is the coldest winter season that I ever experienced here in Qatar. And we are freezing here in our house especially in our bedroom in which case we have to transfer our mattress to the living room and sleep there until this cold season is over. And we are sleeping with two comforters and fleece blankets underneath the comforters. Every night I have to wrap my kids with fleece blankets and another comforter on the top. The lowest temperature this January dropped to 8 degrees.

Another area which I hate to stay is our kitchen, it’s really, really cold there. And you can’t find heaters in the market.

I guess this will go on for another 3 weeks or less and everything will be back to normal and our nomadic style of sleeping will come to its end.