Environment

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *