Global Temperature Extremes
The week’s hottest temperature was 109.4 degrees Fahrenheit (43.0 degrees Celsius) at Vredendal, South Africa.
The week’s coldest temperature was minus 70.1 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 56.7 degrees Celsius) at Russia’s Vostok Antarctic research station.
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.