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Hottest Temps Last Week:
51C | 123F at Basra, BA, Iraq
47C | 117F at Baghdad, BG, Iraq
45C | 113F at Phoenix, AZ, United States
44C | 112F at Riyadh, 01, Saudi Arabia
44C | 111F at Chandler, AZ, United States
44C | 110F at Maricopa, AZ, United States
43C | 110F at Irving, TX, United States
44C | 110F at Death Valley, CA, United States
43C | 109F at Garland, TX, United States
43C | 109F at Hurst, TX, United States
42C | 108F at Valley View, TX, United States
42C | 108F at Dallas Arts District, TX, United States
42C | 107F at Sweetwater, TX, United States
42C | 107F at Dallas, TX, United States
41C | 106F at Dubai, DU, United Arab Emirates
41C | 106F at Yuma, AZ, United States
41C | 105F at Lawton, OK, United States
41C | 105F at Abilene, TX, United States
40C | 104F at Roswell, NM, United States
40C | 103F at San Felipe, BCN, Mexico
39C | 103F at Midland, TX, United States
39C | 103F at Mesa, AZ, United States
40C | 103F at Terlingua, TX, United States
39C | 103F at Fort Worth, TX, United States
39C | 102F at Dakar, DK, Senegal
39C | 102F at Del Rio, TX, United States
38C | 100F at Monterrey, NLE, Mexico
35C | 95F at Taipei City, TPE, Taiwan
COLDEST Temps Last Week:
-72C | -98F at Amundsen-Scott South, 00, Antarctica
-63C | -82F 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.