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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

THE hottest temperature recorded on Earth is not as hot as previously thought, after the World Meteorological Organisation declared the phenomenal 58 degrees recorded in Libya 90 years ago was wrong.

The sizzling title goes to Death Valley, California, where in July 1913 a top temperature of 56.7 was recorded.


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THE hottest temperature recorded on Earth is not as hot as previously thought, after the World Meteorological Organisation declared the phenomenal 58 degrees recorded in Libya 90 years ago was wrong.

The sizzling title goes to Death Valley, California, where in July 1913 a top temperature of 56.7 was recorded.


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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

It was Cyprus for me when I lived there some years ago. Approaching Nicosia in August was like going into an oven!
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As I sit 10cm from my fan and wait until the mercury dips below 28 in my flat, I was thinking about the hottest moment of my life.

My family and I took a cruise that stopped in Cyprus in late July 2009. The temperature was in the upper 40s and we were walking through the dry desert island to look at Apollo's temple ruins. Not a cloud in the sky and not a breath of air. We had an ice cream cone that melted before I could pay for it. Brutal. That moment will live in my memory forever.

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Khartoum ! At night, it cooled down to 44 degrees centigrade along the Nile, during the day it went up to above 50 . I am usually not an airconditioning-enthusiast but in the hotel-room in the Hotel Acropole I switched on the airconditioner and the fan. I had done a walk round in the morning, and then wanted to photograph a beautiful mosque, and searched for the sunside but to no avail as all four sides were in the shadow. I looked up and realised . I then flew over and up to Sana'a which at 2050 meters above sealevel has moderate temperatures. Interesting in Khartoum is that KRT-dtwn has "Lauben" like Bern, but not against rain but against the sun The hotel had a nice restaurant on the roof serving a mix of Greek and Arab and African cuisine.

Jeddah is to be mentioned. I was not in the city, but as the EgyptAir flight Cairo-Khartoum went via Jeddah (two flights combined due to lack of aircraft and of passengers) I was at Jeddah airport in that plane for two hours. The crew had the airconditioning on at top force, but could not stop the temperature to rise to extreme levels (around midnight !). I, after a one-night stopover in KRT departed to Cairo and was then quite happy to arrive in cool and western Cairo again.

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It was Cyprus for me when I lived there some years ago. Approaching Nicosia in August was like going into an oven!
What makes Nicosia a hot place is not necessarily the temperature at such but its location. Malta also had a capital in such a location, Mosta. The capital then, under the reign of Sire de la Vallette was moved to the coast to what became La Valletta. In Egypt, Luxor is far hotter than Aswan which is cooled down a bit by Lake Nasser.

In coastal towns of the Maghreb it in spring often is the mix of wetness, fog and heat which makes it difficult.
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Feb 2009 we were in Melbourne and it was the time of the Kinglake fires , It was windy and when you went outside you couldn't speak as it was like having hair dryer in your face.
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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

You must all be too old to remember when you felt the Hottest?

Sheesh, I`m old - but I remember when I was the Hottest!
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What makes Nicosia a hot place is not necessarily the temperature
I think you'll find that it is, in fact, the temperature.
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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

I grew up in alice springs, australia. So we regularly had temps in the high 40's and ive seen days where it reached low 50's.

The thing is though that official temperatures are always measured in the shade. So if the air is dry (like in alice) then the heat that you feel when you're in direct sunlight doesnt always translate highly on the mercury...
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I think you'll find that it is, in fact, the temperature.
Even when Larnaca and Limassol (according to Cyprus TV) have the same temperature as Nicosia, the personal feeling in Nicosia is a difference. Interesting anyway is that Nicosia in spite of being far higher above sea-leval than Larnaca and Limassol has the same temperatures. The temperature at Mosta

usually is not above those at La Valletta or Sliema but does FEEL to be much higher
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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

Well I think it was with my first girlfriend-I just broke out into a sweat and my face turned red.
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As I sit 10cm from my fan and wait until the mercury dips below 28 in my flat, I was thinking about the hottest moment of my life.

My family and I took a cruise that stopped in Cyprus in late July 2009. The temperature was in the upper 40s and we were walking through the dry desert island to look at Apollo's temple ruins. Not a cloud in the sky and not a breath of air. We had an ice cream cone that melted before I could pay for it. Brutal. That moment will live in my memory forever.

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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

I´m at least an entry in the "Glutton For Punishment" contest.

For the last 4 years, I´ve spent the April-May months in India where it´s normally 47-48C daily for the bulk of that time, plunging to 30C at night. This year was cool, barely going over 45C.

But then there is winter when it´s a chilly 25C during the day.

I didn´t much care for Bern last January.
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46 degrees in Egypt...way too hot for sightseeing!
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What makes Nicosia a hot place is not necessarily the temperature at such but its location. Malta also had a capital in such a location, Mosta. The capital then, under the reign of Sire de la Vallette was moved to the coast to what became La Valletta. In Egypt, Luxor is far hotter than Aswan which is cooled down a bit by Lake Nasser.

In coastal towns of the Maghreb it in spring often is the mix of wetness, fog and heat which makes it difficult.
I think you will find that the temperature has a lot to do with it being hot!
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The thing is though that official temperatures are always measured in the shade. So if the air is dry (like in alice) then the heat that you feel when you're in direct sunlight doesnt always translate highly on the mercury...
Well duh.

Anything other than the actual air temperature (and humidity of course) is meaningless as a measure. Standing in direct sunlight will of course warm the skin or any other surface it strikes, and will have a greater heating effect in some places and times than others, depending on the sun's elevation, your altitude, thickness of atmosphere (e.g. ozone layer) etc. etc.

It always amuses me when people talk about the air temperature as being such-and-such (usually quoted in F) in the shade. As if somehow the air is hotter than that in direct sun.
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Anything other than the actual air temperature (and humidity of course) is meaningless as a measure. Standing in direct sunlight will of course warm the skin or any other surface it strikes, and will have a greater heating effect in some places and times than others, depending on the sun's elevation, your altitude, thickness of atmosphere (e.g. ozone layer) etc. etc.

It always amuses me when people talk about the air temperature as being such-and-such (usually quoted in F) in the shade. As if somehow the air is hotter than that in direct sun.
Air temperature is in the shade not in direct sun.
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I was pretty hot in my 20's.

Gravity didn't start to take over until my mid-30's I guess.
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Summer in Texas. Some days we had +40 degrees °C with extremely high humidity. It's just impossible to function.
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A whole week of 46-47 in the Eastern Goldfields of W.A. I felt like my skin was going to crack open, as it's such a dry heat. Cooler in the evenings though.
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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

What I found really strange, still do, is that in hot desert countries, the men wear cool white garments, and the women wear thick black!

About weather temperatures, (as opposed to feeling hot), in El Ain the pool water was 36c ..... and in the sun the temp got to 60c - the highest it could go.
I left a banana skin outside overnight, and the next morning it was crack brittle!
There is sense in why the women there have their faces covered outdoors!
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