The Hottest and Coldest Temperatures in The World


The Top 10 Hottest Temperatures

  1. Death Valley, California USA  56.7 degC, July 10th 1913
  2. Kebili, Tunisia  55 degC, July 7th 1931
  3. Sulaibiya, Kuwait  53.6 degC, July 31st 2012
  4. Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan  53.5 degC,  May 26th 2010
  5. Tarat Tsvi, Israel  53 degC, June 21st 1942
  6. Nasiriyah, Iraq  52 degC, August 3rd 2011
  7. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 52 degC, June 22nd 2010
  8. San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico  52 degC, June 25th 1951
  9. Oodnadatta, Australia  50.7 degC, January 2nd 1960
  10. In Salah, Algeria  50.6 degC, July 12th 2002

The UK High is 38.7 degC recorded at Cambridge Botanical Gardens on July 25th 2019.

The Top 10 Coldest Temperatures

  1. Dome Argus, Antarctica. -93.2 degC, August 2010 *
  2. Vostok, Antarctica  -89.2 degC, July 21st 1983
  3. Plateau Station, Antarctica  -86 degC, July 1968
  4. Verkhoyansk, Russia  -67.8 degC, Feb 5th and 7th 1892
  5. Oymyakon, Russia  -67.8 degC, Feb 6th 1933
  6. North Ice, Greenland  -66.1 degC, January 9th 1954
  7. Snag, Yukon, Canada  -63.0 degC, February 3rd 1947
  8. Prospect Creek, Alaska USA  -62.2 degC, January 23rd 1971
  9. Ust’Shchugor, Russia  -58.1 degC, December 31st 1978
  10. Genhe, Inner Mongolia, China  -58 degC, December 31st 2009

* This figure is in dispute, the low for Dome Argus is -82.7 degC on June 16th 2019 (Wikipedia)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_weather_records#Highest_temperatures_ever_recorded

The UK low is -27.2 degC recorded at Braemar, Aberdeenshire (February 11th 1895 and January 10th 1982) and Altnaharra, Sutherland (December 30th 1995)

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