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Probable World highest temperature record set in Death Valley, CA



On Sunday at 3: 41 p.m. the 54.5C degrees were recorded in Death Valley



17.Aug.20 7:56 AM
By Abigail Richards
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Probable World highest temperature record set in Death Valley, CA
In Death Valley, California, the temperature hit 54.5 degrees on Sunday afternoon. It is one of the highest temperatures ever measured on Earth and possibly even a record.

On Sunday at 3: 41 p.m. the 54.5C degrees were recorded in Death Valley, the National Weather Service reports. According to the weather institute, it is the highest temperature that occurred in August in the American desert. Randy Cerveny of the World Meteorological Organization says it looks as if the measurement is correct for the time being. Together with American experts, he will investigate further.

Death Valley is the lowest, hottest and driest place in America. Furnace Creek, where the temperature is measured, is about 58 meters below sea level. The highest temperature on Earth has been measured there before. That was in 1913 when it became 56.7 degrees on July 10. But the reliability of those old measurements is now being questioned. Previously, a measurement of 57.8 degrees from 1922 in Libya was removed from the books that had held the record for 90 years.

Some climate experts therefore believe that the 54 degrees measured in Death Valley in 2013 and in 2016 and 2017 in Kuwait and Pakistan should be the highest temperature ever. If they're correct, that means Sunday's a record set.

The measurement of Sunday comes at least in the top three, behind the weather record from 1913 and a measurement from 1931 in Tunisia, where it would have reached 55 degrees at the time.



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