Global Temperature Extremes
The week’s hottest temperature was 124 degrees Fahrenheit (51.1 degrees Celsius) Bordj Badji Mokhtar,Algeria.
The week’s coldest temperature was minus 98.0 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 72.2 degrees Celsius) at the South Pole, 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.