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Highest Temperatures Ever Recorded

On September 13, 2012, the World Meteorological Organization disqualified the record for the highest recorded temperature, exactly 90 years after it was set in El Azizia, Libya, with a reading of 58 degrees Celsius. The highest official temperature now recorded is 56.7 °C (134 °F) recorded on July 10, 1913 at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California, USA. The El Azizia Log reading may be off by up to 7°C inaccurate, including the asphalt-like surface on which the measurement was taken, which is not a fair representation of native desert soil.

Randy Cerveny, a WMO member and professor of geography at Arizona State University, commented in 2012: "This research shows that with continued improvements in meteorology and climatology, climate experts can now go back to analyze previous weather records in much more detail than ever before.

And he added: “We accept that Death Valley's extreme temperature is record-breaking. Of course, if new material emerges, we're ready to launch an investigation, but for now, all available evidence points to its legitimacy.” Earth

Earth is even hotter: 201°F was recorded in July November 1972, only 11 degrees from the boiling point of water

One of the reasons Death Valley has the hottest temperature on record is that it's about 190 feet below sea level and the air gets hotter the lower it goes.Additionally, the desert valley rains less than three inches each year.

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