Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees F) at Bandar-e Deyr, Iran.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 70.0 degrees Celsius (-94 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 degrees F) at Al Jahra, Kuwait.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 70.0 degrees Celsius (-94 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 50.6 degrees Celsius (123 degrees F) at Death Valley, California.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 88.0 degrees Celsius (-126.4 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 49.0 degrees Celsius (120.2 degrees F) at Sibi, Pakistan.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 68.0 degrees Celsius (-90.4 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 49.0 degrees Celsius (120.2 degrees F) at Jacobabad, Pakistan.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 74.0 degrees Celsius (-101.2 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 51.0 degrees Celsius (123.8 degrees F) at Jacobabad, Pakistan.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 76.0 degrees Celsius (-104.8 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 48.0 degrees Celsius (118.4 degrees F) at Jacobabad, Pakistan.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 74.0 degrees Celsius (-101.2 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 49.0 degrees Celsius (120.2 degrees F) at Jacobabad, Pakistan.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 73.0 degrees Celsius (-99.4 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 48.0 degrees Celsius (118.4 degrees F) at Nawabshah, Pakistan.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 77.0 degrees Celsius (-106.6 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Space Events

Reckless Messages

Scientists at Oxford University warn that current efforts to send high-power radio transmissions into space to say “hello” to extraterrestrial intelligences could actually bring Earth under an alien attack.

Several such transmissions have already been made since the 1970s, with some efforts being approved by NASA. But new digital technology means detailed messages that give the planet’s location, its life forms and examples of human knowledge could prove tempting to extraterrestrials. Anders Sandberg told The Telegraph that while chances the messages would be received are slim, any responses might not be what we were hoping for.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 46.0 degrees Celsius (114.8 degrees F) at Nawabshah, Pakistan.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 73.0 degrees Celsius (-99.4 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Space Events

Lyrid Meteor Shower

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week, offering a possible opportunity to see a dozen or so meteors an hour streaking across the night sky.

The Lyrids occur each year when Earth’s orbit takes it through the long trail of debris left in the orbit of Comet Thatcher. The shower will reach its maximum at 4 a.m. Coordinated Universal Time (12 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday, April 22. The best viewing may come a night or two after the peak, though, as the moon will be on the wane.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 47.0 degrees Celsius (116.6 degrees F) at Matam, Senegal.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 75.0 degrees Celsius (-103 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 45.0 degrees Celsius (113 degrees F) at Gouré, Niger.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 71.0 degrees Celsius (-95.8 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 46.0 degrees Celsius (115 degrees F) at Nawabshah, Pakistan.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 63.0 degrees Celsius (-81.4 degrees F) at Vostok, Antarctica.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.