Some places experience extreme heat while others are permanently frozen. Whether you are stuck shivering in a blizzard or desperately searching for an oasis in a desert, here we look at the extremes of different climates on earth:
Death Valley United States
In 1913, Death Valley in California recorded one of the highest air temperatures ever recorded. The temperature reached unimaginable heights of 56.7% Celsius. It is the driest part of the continent, with an average temperature of 47 degrees C.
Dallol, Ethiopia has the highest average temperature on Earth at 34.6 degrees Celsius. Its location is the reason for the intense heat, as it sits 116m below the sea level with the lowest volcano in the world.
The Russian-owned Vostok research station is located 3,500m above the sea level, not far from the South Pole. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -89.2°C in 1983. No wonder it is not permanently inhabited! NASA’s satellite measured -93.2 degrees in 2010, in the eastern part of Antarctica. Lake Vostok is the largest lake in the world, but it is buried beneath 4km of glacial ice.
Oymyakon in Russia
It’s a wonder that residents of this Russian town need boiler repairs in the middle of winter! The village is located around 350 km away from the Arctic Circle. In 1933, it recorded a freezing temperature of -67.7 degrees Celsius. Residents must transport their water by tanker, as the village’s water won’t thaw. If you feel you need a new boiler to get you comfortably through this winter then consider Boiler Installation Cheltenham from a site like HPR Services
Siberia makes you shiver, and for good reason. It is located about 500 miles away from Oymyakon, but it’s just as cold. The record low temperature was a staggering -67 degrees Celsius. In 2016, the temperature peaked at 20° Celsius. It’s still not sunbathing weather, but it is nice!
It is so hot here that not even bacteria can survive! This desert has the highest temperature ever recorded. Surface temperature 70.7 degrees Celsius. Dasht-e-Lut, along with the Atacama desert in Chile is the driest spot on Earth. The area is home to huge, impressive dunes that can reach 500 feet high. Much of the desert looks like another planet.