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What is the highest temperature ever recorded?

The World Meteorological Organization has determined that the world's former record high temperature (136.4°F (58°C) at Al Aziziyah, Libya on September 13, 1922) was miscalculated by about 12.6°F (7°C). The WMO determined that the individual responsible for reading the thermometer was, "a new and inexperienced observer, not trained in the use of an unsuitable replacement instrument that could be easily misread, [and] improperly recorded the observation."

Therefore the world's new record high goes to the former second-place world's highest temperature of 134°F (56.7°C) at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913.

 

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