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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Ok, I am a bit of a weather freak, but if you are as well, watch this weather extremes of places all around the globe....

EXTREME

Cheers! Michael

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Interesting!!
Thanks Michael for sharing.

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Interesting. Some of those numbers look too high (or low), as there are a couple of places I have been where the temp has been more extreme than that listed when i was there

4. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

Interesting. Some of those numbers look too high (or low), as there are a couple of places I have been where the temp has been more extreme than that listed when i was there

yea,the world is changing.
we can just prepare!! pray a lot!!

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

Interesting. Some of those numbers look too high (or low), as there are a couple of places I have been where the temp has been more extreme than that listed when i was there

Can you name a few?
I noticed Death Valley as the hottest place but only with 53.9 degrees, while actually I thought 56.7 degrees was the world record.

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Several of the Kazak highs i've been very close to and though i'd been slightly higher than. Buchuresti i think was higher than that last week, and i'd certainly have said that it's been up to 43 or so in the past when i've been there. It was a few degrees hotter in Vladivostok as well, though that could be due to gepography. If the "port" temperature is literally on the waterfront as opposed to 500m inland and up the hill, it could make a big difference. And I even have a photograph of me by a thermometer in central Novossibirsk where it says 42, on the last but one time i was there.

32.2 in Kunming [when i was last there it was 31 and that wasn't unusual] and 19max on Mussala Peak sound too low as well, though they could be correct. And i must admit to being surprised at how low the Cork/Dublin max's are as well. The minimum on Jan Mayen sounds a good 5 or 10degrees too high, but i suppose ther could be a gulf stream effect (especially if they are measuring on the Sth/West coast)

One or two of the Swedish ones look slightly dubious as well, though you can get huge variations over very small areas and thus they could be correct at the point of measurement, though not for the town in question

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Thanks Gelli, it sure is nice to have te opportunity to really experience those temperatures. Well, not too long of course, but just for the feeling.
Can't speak of low tempertures, but considering high temperatures many people are often mistaken how hot it really is. I don't have to say this to you, but the official temperatures are 1.5 meter (approx) above the ground, in open field in the shadow.
I hear someone say it was at least 50 in Morocco....wrong. People say very quickly, oh man it was 40, while actually it was just not even 35...but in the sun well of course.
Bucharest was max around 40 last week, 39 or so, Bulgaria saw 41 and most places even in Greece, Turkey or southern Italy were way under 45, just a few managed 43 or more.
Oh well, just figures of course, it is the feeling that counts after all....when you deserve a beer ...or two