Alice Springs Hottest Place on Earth Last Week, AK and GL the Coldest

Alice Springs, NT, Australia and Mount Isa, QLD, Australia are the hottest places on Earth last week.

Hottest Temperatures on our globe Last Week:

42C | 108F at Alice Springs, NT, Australia
41C | 105F at Mount Isa, QLD, Australia
38C | 100F at Bangui, BGF, Central African Repubilc
38C | 100F at Mogadishu, BN, Somalia
37C | 98F at Comodoro Rivadavia, U, Argentina
36C | 97F at Bamako, BKO, Mali
36C | 97F at Niamey, 8, Niger
36C | 96F at Tapachula de Córdova, CHP, Mexico
35C | 95F at Boa Vista, RR, Brazil
35C | 95F at Santiago, RM, Chile
35C | 95F at Managua, MN, Nicaragua
34C | 94F at Sydney, NSW, Australia
34C | 94F at Mérida, YUC, Mexico
35C | 94F at Abuja, FC, Nigeria
34C | 93F at Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Tied for the coldest places are Earth are Fort Yukon, Alaska and Summit Station, Greenland.

COLDEST Temperatures on the planet Last Week:

-49C | -56F at Fort Yukon, AK, United States
-49C | -56F at Summit Station, X01, Greenland
-45C | -49F at Dawson, YT, Canada
-43C | -45F at Prudhoe Bay, AK, United States
-42C | -44F at Khatanga, KYA, Russia
-42C | -44F at Yakutsk, SA, Russia

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.