Global Temperature Extremes
The week’s hottest temperature was 117.0 degrees Fahrenheit (47.2 degrees Celsius) in Walgett, New South Wales, Australia.
The week’s coldest temperature was minus 62.0 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 52.2 degrees Celsius) at the Vostok, Antarctica.
Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.