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Hottest Temps Last Week:
48C | 119F at Basra, BA, Iraq
45C | 113F at Dubai, DU, United Arab Emirates
44C | 111F at Baghdad, BG, Iraq
43C | 110F at Riyadh, 01, Saudi Arabia
43C | 109F at Abu Dhabi, AZ, United Arab Emirates
42C | 108F at Khartoum, KH, Sudan
42C | 107F at Del Rio, TX, United States
41C | 106F at Asuncion, ASU, Paraguay
41C | 106F at Terlingua, TX, United States
41C | 105F at Death Valley, CA, United States
38C | 101F at Mount Isa, QLD, Australia
38C | 100F at Georgetown, DE, Guyana
36C | 97F at Jakarta, JK, Indonesia
36C | 97F at Taipei City, TPE, Taiwan
36C | 97F at Chandler, AZ, United States
35C | 95F at Shanghai, SH, China
COLDEST Temps Last Week:
-59C | -74F at Amundsen-Scott South, 00, Antarctica
-54C | -66F at Concordia Station, 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.