Hottest and Coldest Places on Earth

The coldest temperature ever recorded was at the Vostok Weather Station. That makes it one of the coldest places on Earth. 

The Coldest Places in the World

Vostok Weather Station, Antarctica

With a location close to the magnetic South Pole, it is always freezing at this Russian weather station, Vostok. But never as cold as it was July 21, 1983. That day was the coldest temperature ever recorded and the coldest of places on Earth. The temperature was -128.56 degrees Fahrenheit.

Eureka, Canada

The Research Station Eureka on Canada’s most northern island, Ellesmere Island, is the world’s coldest spot that people inhabit. In summer the average temperature is -4 degrees Fahrenheit. In the winter, it is minus -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Oymyakon, Russia

In the Republic of Yakutia, south of the Arctic Circle temps drops in the village of Oymyakon to -96.16 degrees. 

Mount McKinley, USA

It is the highest mountain in North America and is the coldest mountain on earth. The temp goes down to around -40 degrees in winter, where only climbers can reach the 20,321 ft. high mountain.

The Warmest Place in the World

Al-Aziziyah, Libya

Drive south of Tripoli and you will come to Al-Aziziyah. The hottest temperature ever recorded was 136 degrees on September 13, 1922. The town is about a 60-minute drive from the Mediterranean Sea.

Dallol, Ethiopia

Dallol lies 381 ft below sea level and frequently has a very hot temperature. With 94 degrees, Dallol has the highest average temperature on earth.

Dasht-e Lut, Iran

In ‘04 and ‘05, the surfaces of this desert plateau were measured to be over 158 degrees. The drought and heat have produced the earth’s driest area. Nothing survives here, not even bacteria.

Death Valley, USA

California’s Death Valley has been gauged to have the second-highest temp at over 134 degrees. In the summertime, the average temp is around 115 degrees and one of the hottest places on Earth. Death Valley is over 280 ft below sea level.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok has been designated as the warmest city on earth. The city’s average temperature is 82.4 degrees. However, from March to May the temperature increases to around 94 degrees, and humidity rises to a whopping 90%.