Question: What are the Highest Temperatures Ever Reported Worldwide?
Temperature extremes are tracked and measured daily from multiple locations on earth. The following list shows the highest temperature ever reported on a continent. Keep in mind that the data in older dates may be skewed because standard temperature measurement techniques and equipment may have changed. Also note that "Oceania" indicates any small location such as an island in the vast oceans of the world.
- El Azizia, Libya, AFRICA - 136 degrees - September 13, 1922
- Death Valley, California, NORTH AMERICA - 134 degrees - July 10th, 1913
- Tirat Tsvi, Israel, ASIA - 129 degrees - June 22nd, 1942
- Cloncurry, Queensland, AUSTRALIA - 128 degrees - January 16th, 1889
- Seville, Spain, EUROPE - 122 degrees - August 4th, 1881
- Rivadavia, Argentina, SOUTH AMERICA - 120 degrees - December 11th, 1905
- Tuguegarao, Philippines, Oceania - 108 degrees - April 29th, 1912
- Vanda Station, Scott Coast, ANTARCTICA - 59 degrees - January 5th, 1974