High Temperatures on Earth
what is the highest temperature, the hottest day, ever
recorded on earth.?
The highest temperature that I know of is 134 degrees F
at Greenland Ranch, CA in July 1913. The highest
temperature at Death Valley, CA (often thought of as the
hottest place on Earth) was only 127 degrees in August
Deserts typically record the highest temperatures. There
may have been higher temperatures recorded elsewhere in
the world that I am not aware of.
You can see climate extremes for the United States at
meteorologist at Argonne Nat. Lab.
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Update: June 2012