175F Difference In Planet Temperature December 25 To 31 2023

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Hottest Temps Last Week:

42C | 108F at Alice Springs, NT, Australia
37C | 99F at Asuncion, ASU, Paraguay
36C | 97F at Lagos, LA, Nigeria
36C | 97F at Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
36C | 97F at Santiago, RM, Chile
35C | 95F at Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea
35C | 95F at Dakar, DK, Senegal
35C | 95F at Bangkok, 10, Thailand
34C | 94F at Dar es Salaam, 02, Tanzania
34C | 93F at Kinshasa, KN, Democratic Republic
34C | 93F at Mumbai, MH, India
34C | 92F at Georgetown, DE, Guyana
33C | 91F at Paramaribo, PM, Suriname
32C | 90F at Kingston, 01, Jamaica
32C | 90F at Panama City, 8, Panama
32C | 90F at Cape Town, WC, South Africa
31C | 88F at Darwin, NT, Australia

COLDEST Temps Last Week:

-55C | -67F at Summit Station, X01, Greenland
-42C | -44F at Chyerskiy, SA, Russia
-41C | -42F at Khatanga, KYA, Russia
-35C | -31F at Fort Yukon, AK, United States

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.