Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 46.1 degrees Celsius (115 degrees F) at Robertson, South Africa.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 54.4 degrees Celsius (-66 degrees F) at Oimyakon, Siberia.

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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Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 46.7 degrees Celsius (116 degrees F) at Oodnadatta, South Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 51.7 degrees Celsius (-61 degrees F) at Oimyakon, Siberia.

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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Interesting Images

A satellite image captured by Landsat 8 shows Mount Vesuvius “peering” through an eerily circular hole in the clouds.

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Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 50.6 degrees Celsius (123 degrees F) at Onslow, Western Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 52.8 degrees Celsius (-63 degrees F) at Bolshoye Toko, Siberia.

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.

Summer Heat

The height of southern summer has brought some of the hottest weather on record to northern Argentina and parts of western Australia.

The Argentine heat wave caused the power grid around Buenos Aires to collapse, leaving 700,000 without electricity as temperatures in the north of the country approached the hottest ever recorded in South America.

A temperature of 123 degrees Fahrenheit in Pilbara, Western Australia, tied for the hottest ever recorded in Australia, and the entire Southern Hemisphere, since 1960.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 46.7 degrees Celsius (116 degrees F) at Rivadavia, Salta, Argentina.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 56.7 degrees Celsius (-70 degrees F) at Oimyakon, Siberia.

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

Close Shave

A giant asteroid being monitored by NASA is going to shoot closely past Earth later this month.

The kilometer-wide space rock, called “1994 PC1”, is making its closest approach on January 18 and will fly by at 1,940,000 kilometres away which is roughly five times the distance of the moon to our planet. Data from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the asteroid will be traveling at 19.56km/s which is an eye-watering 44,000 mph.

Environment

Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 54.4 degrees Celsius (130 degrees F) at Death Valley, California.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 78.9 degrees Celsius (-110 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 45.5 degrees Celsius (114 degrees F) at Jervois, South Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 55.0 degrees Celsius (-67 degrees F) at Oimyakon, Siberia.

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 Mardie, Western Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 52.2 degrees Celsius (-62 degrees F) at Shologonsky, Siberia.

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 46.1 degrees Celsius (115 degrees F) at Dampier, Western Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 58.9 degrees Celsius (-74 degrees F) at Oimyakon, Siberia.

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 44.4 degrees Celsius (112 degrees F) at Dampier, Western Australia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 54.4 degrees Celsius (-66 degrees F) at Oimyakon, Siberia.

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 42.8 degrees Celsius (109 degrees F) at Rivadavia, Salta, Argentina.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 45.6 degrees Celsius (-50 degrees F) at Batamay, Siberia.

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 46.7 degrees Celsius (116 degrees F) at Hardup, Namibia.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 56.7 degrees Celsius (-70 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.

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Global Temperature Extremes

The week’s hottest temperature was 45.6 degrees Celsius (114 degrees F) at Tete, Mozambique.

The week’s coldest temperature was minus 56.1 degrees Celsius (-69 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

Leonid Meteor Shower

The peak of the Leonid meteor shower will be visible across the night sky late Nov. 16 and especially early Nov. 17. The Leonids appear to be coming from the constellation Leo the Lion (hence their name) in the east, but they will be visible all the way across the sky.

Some of the greatest meteor showers ever seen have been the Leonids. In some years, they’ve been a full-fledged meteor “storm.” The 1833 Leonid meteor storm included rates as high as 100,000 meteors per hour.

No such storm is expected this year, however. In ideal conditions you can see 10 to 15 meteors at the peak of the shower.