World Temperature Records

Original figures by Maximiliano Herrera

This is a “polished up” list of temperature records around the world, “only what is comparable with the current design standards“.

Just out of curiosity:

  • Temperature records for the 2000s: 3 (MINs: 1; MAXs: 2)
  • 1990s: 4 (2; 2)
  • 1980s: 2 (1; 1)
  • 1970s: 1 (1; 0)
  • 1960s: 3 (0; 3)
  • 1950s: zero
  • 1940s: zero
  • 1930s: 3 (2; 1)
  • 1920s: zero
  • 1910s: 1 (1; 0)

And so for future reference:

# World Records
MIN -89.2C: Vostok, Antarctica, 21 July 1983
MAX +53,9C: Death Valley, USA, 18 July 1960, 17 July 1998, 19 July 2005, and 6 July 2007

# Africa
MIN -23.9C: Ifrane, Morocco, 11 February 1935
MAX +50,7C: Smara, Western Sahara (Morocco), 13 July 1961

# Asia
MIN -67.7C: Oymyakon, Russia, 6 February 1933
MAX +52,8C: Jacobâbâd, Pakistan, 12 June 1919

# Europe
MIN -58.1C: Ust’Schugor, Russia, 31 December 1978
MAX +48,5C: Catenanuova, Italy, 10 August 1999

# North America
MIN -69.6C: Klinck, Greenland, 22 December 1991
MAX +53,9C: Death Valley, USA, 18 July 1960, 17 July 1998, 19 July 2005, and 6 July 2007

# South America
MIN -40.0C: Puesto Viejo, Chile, 21 June 2002
MAX +47.3C: Campo Gallo, Argentina, 16 October 1936

# Australasia
MIN -23.0C: Charlotte Pass, Australia, 29 June 1994
MAX +50,7C: Oodnadatta, Australia, 2 January 1960

# Antarctica
MIN -89.2C: Vostok on 21 July 1983
MAX +19,8C: Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, 30 January 1982