It has been hot in a central band all around Earth. Hottest in Niamey, Coldest at Amundsen-Scott South.
Hottest Temps Last Week:
44C | 111F at Niamey, 8, Niger
42C | 108F at Asuncion, ASU, Paraguay
41C | 106F at Khartoum, KH, Sudan
41C | 105F at NDjamena, ND, Chad
40C | 105F at San Felipe, BCN, Mexico
40C | 104F at Basra, BA, Iraq
40C | 104F at Mexicali, BCN, Mexico
39C | 102F at Yuma, AZ, United States
39C | 102F at Chandler, AZ, United States
39C | 102F at Phoenix, AZ, United States
39C | 102F at Mount Isa, QLD, Australia
39C | 101F at Riyadh, 01, Saudi Arabia
38C | 100F at Alice Springs, NT, Australia
38C | 100F at Jakarta, JK, Indonesia
38C | 100F at Paniapara, ME, Nepal
38C | 100F at Jeddah, 02, Saudi Arabia
38C | 100F at Dubai, DU, United Arab Emirates
38C | 100F at Death Valley, CA, United States
37C | 99F at Abu Dhabi, AZ, United Arab Emirates
37C | 98F at Maricopa, AZ, United States
36C | 97F at Kenari, JK, Indonesia
36C | 96F at Hanoi, HN, Vietnam
35C | 94F at Mumbai, MH, India
COLDEST Temps Last Week:
-59C | -74F at Amundsen-Scott South, 00, Antarctica
-58C | -73F at Concordia Station, 00, Antarctica
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.