The hottest, driest and wettest places on earth!


The hottest place on earth!

The highest shade temperature on record is 58 degrees C in September 1922 at Al'Aziziyah in the Sahara Desert in Libya. Nearly as hot was the 56.7degrees C recorded in Death Valley in the USA in July 1913.

The eastern Sahara has more sunshine than anywhere else: sunshine has been recorded for 4300 hours in a year, which is an average of 11 hours 47 minutes per day.

Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert

The driest place on earth!

In the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, the first rain for 400 years fell in 1971. All deserts are dry, but the Atacama is the driest.

Cairo, in the eastern Sahara, averages 28 millimeters of rain a year, and Bahrain on the edge of the Arabian Desert, has 81 millimeters. Not all the dry parts of the Earth are also hot-the Polar lands are also very dry.


Wettest place on earth!

Mawsynram is the wettest place on earth with annual rainfall of 11,872 millimeters (467.4 inches), which is situated in the state of Meghalaya, the north-eastern state of India. According to Guinness book of world records it received 26,000 millimeters of rainfall in 1985.

Cherrapunji a nearby village was considered the wettest place on earth for long time but now Mawsynram is regarded as the wettest place.

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