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Hottest Temps Last Week:
45C | 112F at Khartoum, KH, Sudan
42C | 108F at Riyadh, 01, Saudi Arabia
42C | 107F at Basra, BA, Iraq
42C | 107F at Islamabad, IS, Pakistan
41C | 106F at Abu Dhabi, AZ, United Arab Emirates
41C | 106F at Dubai, DU, United Arab Emirates
41C | 106F at Laayoune Plage, 15, Western Sahara
40C | 104F at Asuncion, ASU, Paraguay
39C | 103F at Manaus, AM, Brazil
39C | 102F at Boa Vista, RR, Brazil
39C | 102F at Mexicali, BCN, Mexico
39C | 102F at Chandler, AZ, United States
39C | 102F at Maricopa, AZ, United States
39C | 102F at Death Valley, CA, United States
38C | 100F at Alice Springs, NT, Australia
38C | 100F at Paniapara, ME, Nepal
38C | 100F at Austin, TX, United States
37C | 99F at Rio Branco, AC, Brazil
37C | 98F at Mount Isa, QLD, Australia
36C | 97F at Jakarta, JK, Indonesia
36C | 96F at Del Rio, TX, United States
35C | 95F at Hong Kong, ST, Hong Kong
COLDEST Temps Last Week:
-63C | -81F at Amundsen-Scott South, 00, Antarctica
-61C | -78F 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.