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Weather records

Increasing frequency of sudden changes in weather force us to think about the record claims ever recorded in history.

Here are some interesting facts you might not know:

Heat extremes:

The hottest day was recorded 13/09/1922 in the Aziziya, Libya, and it was an amazing 57.8 ° C (136.0 ° F).
-There is a report that in June 1967th in Abadan, Iran, the temperature stood unbearable 87 ° C (188 ° F), but had never officially confirmed, therefore, it is not recognized in the world.

The hottest day in the coldest band was recorded at the South Pole in the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station 25.12.2011. and it was only -12.3 ° C (9.9 ° F).

Fastest temperature rise: 27 °C (49 °F) in two minutes; Spearfish, South Dakota, 1943-01-22.

Most consecutive days above 100 °F (37.8 °C): 160 days; Marble Bar, Western Australia from 31 October 1923 to 7 April 1924.

Cold extremes:

The coldest day was recorded in Antarctica 21/07/1983. in Vostok Station, where the temperature was only -89.2 ° C (-128.6 ° F).

The fastest drop of temperature of 27.2 ° C (49 ° F) in just 15 minutes occurred 10.01.1911. in Rapid City, South Dakota.


In Chile's Atacama Desert in the Antofagasta region was never recorded any precipitation.


Most in one minute: 31.2 mm (1.23 in); Unionville, Maryland, United States, 4 July 1956.

Most in 60 minutes: 305 mm (12.0 in) in 42 minutes. Holt, Missouri, United States, 22 June 1947.

Most in 12 hours: 1,144 mm (45.0 in); Foc-Foc, RĂ©union, 8 January 1966, during tropical cyclone Denise.

Most in 24 hours: 1,825 mm (71.9 in); Foc-Foc, RĂ©union, 7–8 January 1966, during tropical cyclone Denise.

Most in one year: 26,470 mm (1,042 in); Cherrapunji, India, 1860–1861.

Highest average annual total: 11,872 mm (467.4 in); Mawsynram, India.


The most within one year: 31.1 meters (102 ft) Mount Rainier, Washington, USA from 19.02.1971. until 18.02.1972.

The biggest recorded snowflake: 38cm (15 in) in diameter, Fort Keogh, Montana, USA, 28.01.1887.

Wind speed:

Fastest ever recorded: 484±32 km/h (301±20 mph) 3-second gust; Observed by a DOW (Doppler On Wheels) radar unit in a tornado near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 3, 1999.

Average maximum speed in one day: 174 km / h (108 mph), Port Martin, Antarctica, 21 and 22.05.1951.

Deadliest in history:

In the world: about 1300 deaths, Manikganj District, Bangladesh , 26.04.1989.

In North America: 695 killed; (Tri-State Tornado) Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, USA, 18.05.1925.

In Europe: over 600 killed; (Grand Harbour Tornado) Valletta, Malta 23.09.1551. or 1556th (various sources)

The largest and most severe storm: The Super Outbreak: 148 tornadoes in the span of 16 hours on 3. and 4. April 1974th, affected the 13 ​​U.S. states.


Heaviest: 1.0 kg (2.25 lb); Gopalganj District, Bangladesh, 14 April 1986.

Officially the largest volume measured: 47.6 cm (18.75 inches), Aurora, Nebraska, USA, 22.06.2003.


The longest lightning bolt: 194 km (121 mi), 13.10.2001.

Most commonly strikes per year affected areas: more than 70 per km ² in parts of Central Africa, especially the DR Congo.

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