The coldest and hottest places in the World

Oymyakon, a village in Oymyakonsky Ulus of the Sakha Republic in Russia, is known as one of the candidates for the Northern Pole of Cold, because on January 26, 1926, a temperature of −71.2 °C (−96.2 °F) was recorded there (this fact is arguable because the temperature was not directly measured but obtained by extrapolation). However the lowest temperature recorded in 1892 in Verkhoyansk (Russia), was −69.8 °C (−93.6 °F). Temperatures in Verkhoyansk have spanned 101 °C (202 °F): from −68 °C (−90.4 °F) to 33 °C (91.4 °F). Together with Oymyakon it is one of the places considered the northern Pole of Cold.

Northern Poles of Cold: Oymyakon village and Verkhoyansk city in Russia

Northern Poles of Cold: Oymyakon village and Verkhoyansk city in Russia

Oymyakon (Russia) is coldest inhabited place on Earth

Oymyakon (Russia) is coldest inhabited place on Earth

According to the World Meteorlogical Organization, Bangkok, Thailand qualifies as the world’s hottest city. Some cities may get hotter during the day, but BKK doesn’t cool down much at night. Average Annual High is 32.7°C (90.0°F); Low is 24.1°C (73.4°F). Actually, Bangkok’s annual average temperature is 28°C (83°F). Gizan, Saudi Arabia tops the chart with an annual average of 30°C (86°F). The humidity of Bangkok makes it feel hotter than any other city. The average AM humidity is over 90% throughout the entire year and the average PM humidity is above 50%.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

On September 13, 1922 a temperature of 57.7°C (135.9°F) was recorded in the city of Al ‘Aziziyah (El Azizia, located on the northern part of the Libya), the hottest recorded temperature ever on the surface of the Earth. Death Valley in California, USA, comes next. In Death Valley, temperature got up to 56°C (134°F) on July 10, 1913.

El Azizia city in Libya

El Azizia city in Libya

Death Valley in California, USA

Death Valley in California, USA

These records are based on the air temperature measurements done by weather stations scattered across the earth. But the actual temperature on the surface of the earth at that point of time could have been much higher. A NASA satellite recorded surface temperatures in the Lut desert of Iran as high as 71°C (159 °F), the hottest temperature ever recorded on the surface of the Earth.

Lut Desert (Iran) is hottest place on Earth

Lut Desert (Iran) is hottest place on Earth

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14 Responses
  1. bhima says:

    Amazing! The difference from hotest to coldest – is the same as between boiling water & ice!

  2. Oh my God! in my country is about 29-32 degrees. In that temperature I feel very hot! I cannot imagine lived in Iran.

  3. Saeed says:

    Iran is a four season country.
    You can ski at north of Iran and Swim at south of Iran at same day.
    Just by two hours flight.
    We have desrts,High mountains (over 5600meter ),Jungles and seas.
    Also there is a place called Gandom Beryan in Kerman province it is very hot also hotter than Lut desert and you boil an egg on sands but there is no living there.

  4. Smile oh my god , its very hot , i learn about death valley , in today geograhic class , its like cool and nice , my teacher said death valley is hottest place in world, because its has two mountain dessert ,between mountain dessert there is valley thet valley called death valley . its about intresting,and they said if we put egg , egg will be boil, thats it , intresting , Smile

  5. death valley is very hot place

  6. Teddy says:

    Sun This is to hot fo me! Sun

  7. Ahmad Reza says:

    Iran has the most variety of weather in the world.
    Welcome to Iran.

  8. ugo says:

    am a nigerian,and l’ve been in nigeria since i was born.i know some parts of the earth can be deadly cold but i never knew a place could be found with temp. of 57.7’c.that place is a hell fire no doudt.

  9. torched frog says:

    Darwin commented “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”

    unless its extreem temperature changes it appears Mr D

  10. aziza says:

    go to Kyzylorda(Qyzylorda) it’s my motherland in the summer it’s the hottest city in Kazakhstan it reaches about 60 c in the winter it’s really cold espesially with strong wind
    our city is extremely continental but we still live there

  11. Arash says:

    Our planet is full of wonders, my country is too. But there are facts about Iran’s climate that people little know. As Saeed mentioned, Iran is a four season country, moreover it has a wide variety of cultures. Unfortunately most people around the word think of Iran as a very hot country, but there are places in Iran that are as cold as coldest cities in the world, for example, average temperature in Ardabil, one of the cities located at the north west, is about 9 degree of Celsius. last summer i traveled there and to my amusement it was snowing!

  12. Kevin says:

    Astana, Kazakhstan is very COLD

  13. pouria says:

    Iran is the worst place in world, culturally and weather wise. Those who say it’s four season don’t look at the map. 3/4 of Iran is desert and not about 3% jungle. Also there are some cities like Ardabil or Sanandaj as cold as Alaska

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