145F Difference In Planet Temperature November 27 To December 3 2023

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Hottest Temps Last Week:

39C | 103F at Khartoum, KH, Sudan
38C | 101F at Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
38C | 100F at Alice Springs, NT, Australia
37C | 99F at Asuncion, ASU, Paraguay
35C | 96F at Harare, HA, Zimbabwe
35C | 95F at Brisbane, QLD, Australia
35C | 95F at Perth, WA, Australia
35C | 95F at Bangkok, 10, Thailand
35C | 95F at Ho Chi Minh City, SG, Vietnam
34C | 94F at Cape Town, WC, South Africa
34C | 93F at Dili, DI, Timor-Leste
34C | 93F at Darwin, NT, Australia
34C | 93F at Georgetown, DE, Guyana
34C | 93F at Port-au-prince, OU, Haiti
34C | 93F at Mumbai, MH, India
34C | 93F at Yangon, 06, Myanmar
34C | 93F at Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea
34C | 93F at Panama City, 8, Panama
34C | 93F at Jeddah, 02, Saudi Arabia
33C | 92F at Manaus, AM, Brazil
33C | 91F at Kingston, 01, Jamaica
33C | 91F at Mogadishu, BN, Somalia
31C | 87F at Pago Pago, ET, American Samoa

COLDEST Temps Last Week:

-41C | -42F at Concordia Station, 00, Antarctica
-41C | -42F at Summit Station, X01, Greenland
-39C | -38F at Khatanga, KYA, Russia
-36C | -33F at Amundsen-Scott South, 00, Antarctica
-29C | -20F at Alert, NU, Canada

The temperature range between the Earth’s poles is drastic due to a combination of factors, including the tilt of the Earth’s axis, the distribution of sunlight, and the circulation of ocean currents and air masses.

One of the main reasons for the temperature difference is that the Earth’s axis is tilted at an angle of approximately 23.5 degrees relative to the plane of its orbit around the Sun. This means that the poles receive sunlight at a very oblique angle, resulting in less intense solar radiation and cooler temperatures.

Additionally, the distribution of sunlight is uneven due to the Earth’s rotation and the presence of the atmosphere, which causes some areas to receive more or less sunlight than others. The poles receive very little direct sunlight during the winter months, which leads to prolonged periods of darkness and extreme cold.

Finally, the circulation of ocean currents and air masses plays a significant role in the temperature differences between the poles. The ocean currents near the poles are cold and dense, which causes them to sink and flow towards the equator, while warm currents from the equator flow towards the poles. Similarly, cold air masses from the poles move towards the equator, while warm air masses from the equator move towards the poles.

All of these factors combine to create a drastic temperature range between the Earth’s poles, with the Arctic and Antarctic experiencing some of the coldest temperatures on the planet.
The weather surrounding our planet is in constant change. We are recording the extreme world temperatures hourly. This page presents the locations ( for which we receive data ) that made it into the hottest and coldest locations. The temperatures displayed are for one or more hours per the indicated location during the last 7 days. Hottest at the top of the list, Coldest at the bottom.