Phalodi town in the Indian state of Rajasthan recorded the highest temperature in the history of observations in the country — it was 51 degrees above zero Celsius. In some other cities also recorded record-breaking heat wave.
In the media appeared information about the fact that excessive heat has killed hundreds of people in India, but official information of this kind the authorities are not represented. Meteorologists fear that in the near future the heat in the country will only increase.
The previous temperature record in India was recorded in Alwar same state, where in 1956 he established the temperature of 50.6 degrees.
In Russia, the highest temperature in the country’s history was recorded on 12 July 2010 in Kalmykia, it amounted to 45.4 degrees Celsius. World record to date is considered to be the temperature of 56.7 degrees, set July 10, 1913 in California, USA. For a long time a record for the globe was considered the temperature 58,2 °C was recorded on 13 September 1922 in the village on the territory of the Libyan desert, but in 2012, exactly 20 years after the announcement of the record, it was officially announced that the measurements which form for its registration, made a mistake, so their result cannot be considered valid.
On what temperature can be considered the minimum recorded at the Earth’s surface, scientists have no common opinion. American experts say that such temperature was recorded near the station Dome Fuji in Antarctica on August 3, 2004 and amounted to -91,2. However, some of their Russian colleagues note that in the temperature measurement was only used satellite data rather than weather stations measure, and therefore the result may not be quite correct. Another contender for the record ” is a temperature of -89.2 C, recorded on 21 July 1983 at the Russian Antarctic station Vostok.Related posts: