Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 112.1 degrees Fahrenheit (44.5 degrees Celsius) at Moomba, South Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 57.5degrees Fahrenheit (minus 49.7 degrees Celsius) at Russia’s Siberian community of Verkhoyansk.

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.

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