Scroll down to see temperature list.
Hottest Temps Last Week:
41C | 106F at Niamey, 8, Niger
41C | 106F at Mount Isa, QLD, Australia
40C | 104F at NDjamena, ND, Chad
39C | 102F at Alice Springs, NT, Australia
38C | 101F at Mumbai, MH, India
38C | 100F at Manaus, AM, Brazil
37C | 99F at Paniapara, ME, Nepal
37C | 99F at Karachi, SD, Pakistan
37C | 99F at Dubai, DU, United Arab Emirates
36C | 97F at Boa Vista, RR, Brazil
36C | 97F at Georgetown, DE, Guyana
34C | 92F at Phoenix, AZ, United States
33C | 91F at Mexicali, BCN, Mexico
32C | 90F at Chandler, AZ, United States
COLDEST Temps Last Week:
-54C | -65F at Concordia Station, 00, Antarctica
-48C | -54F at Amundsen-Scott South, 00, Antarctica
The summers in the Northern Hemisphere are generally hotter than in the Southern Hemisphere for several reasons, including:
Tilt of the Earth: The Earth is tilted on its axis, which means that during the Northern Hemisphere summer, the North Pole is tilted towards the Sun. This means that the Northern Hemisphere receives more direct sunlight and experiences longer days, which results in warmer temperatures.
Landmass: The Northern Hemisphere has more landmass than the Southern Hemisphere, which means that it heats up more quickly and retains heat for longer periods of time. This results in higher temperatures during the summer months.
Ocean Currents: The ocean currents in the Northern Hemisphere are warmer than those in the Southern Hemisphere, which also contributes to the warmer temperatures during the summer months.
Overall, the combination of these factors results in the Northern Hemisphere experiencing hotter summers than the Southern Hemisphere.
Notice the difference from the hottest temperature at the top of the list – to the coldest temperature at the bottom! The temperature spread on our planet is amazing! These are the hottest and coldest locations in the past 7 days that recorded the associated temperature for at least one hour.