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Factbox: Global extreme temperature records

07-06-2010 15:50 BJT

Highest: On 13 September 1922, a high temperature of 57.7°C (136°F) was recorded in Al 'Aziziyah, which is the highest temperature ever measured on Earth

Fastest temperature rise: 27 °C (49 °F) in 2 minutes; Spearfish, South Dakota, 1943-01-22.

Lowest: The lowest temperature ever recorded at the surface of the Earth was −89.2 °C (−129 °F; 184 K) at the Russian Vostok Station in Antarctica July 21, 1983.

Fastest temperature drop: 26 °C (47 °F) in 15 minutes; Rapid City, South Dakota, 1911-01-10.


57.8 °C (136.0 °F) Al 'Aziziyah, Libya 13 September 1922,

−23.9 °C (−11 °F) Ifrane, Morocco 11 February 1935


15 °C (59 °F) Vanda Station 5 January 1974

−89.2 °C (−129 °F) Vostok Station 21 July 1983


53.9 °C (129.0 °F) Tirat Zvi, Israel 21 June 1942

−67.8 °C (−90 °F) Verkhoyansk, Siberia, Russia 5 February 1892


48.0 °C (118.4 °F) Athens, Greece 10 July 1977

−58.1 °C (−73 °F) Ust-Shchuger, Russia 31 December 1978

North America

56.7 °C (134.1 °F) Death Valley, California, USA 10 July 1913

−66.1 °C (−87 °F) North Ice, Greenland 9 January 1954


50.7 °C (123.3 °F) Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia 2 January 1960

−23 °C (−9.4 °F) Charlotte Pass, New South Wales, Australia 29 June 1994

South America

49.1 °C (120.4 °F) Villa de María, Córdoba, Argentina 2 January 1920

−32.8 °C (−27 °F) Sarmiento, Argentina 1 June 1907

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: wikipedia

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