What are the most extreme temperatures ever recorded? Where and how have they been achieved?
- Temperatures vary greatly in different parts of the world.
- The average room temperature is 20°C
- The coldest and hottest recorded temperatures were produced in laboratories.
- Antarctica has the coldest outdoor temperatures and Africa has the hottest.
Average room temperature – 20°C
In this, we're comfortable but can you imagine living in:
Vostok, Antarctica: -89°C
Coldest recorded outdoor temperature
Think that's cold?
Massachusetts, USA, Institute of Technology Lab (2003): -273°C
Coldest temperature ever...
Now for the other extreme:
El Azizia, Africa: 58°C
Hottest recorded outdoor temperature
Think that's ...
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