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Old 06-29-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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At Khasab Airport in the desert nation of Oman, a remarkable record was set yesterday--the low temperature for the day was a scorching 41.7°C (107°F). The record was brought to my attention by weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera. The previous highest minimum temperature for the world he was able to find was set just last year at Khasab Airport, 41.2°C (106°F). The U.S. record high minimum temperature may be a 39.4°C (103°F) taken in Death Valley, California in 1970. Higher record high minimums were set there in the early 1920s, but the quality of the data is suspect. Mr. Herrera notes that Khasab Airport in Oman lies at the base of a mountain range, behind which is desert. Winds blowing from the desert towards Khasab Airport flow downhill, undergoing compression and warming, like the Santa Ana winds in California. Incredibly hot conditions in Oman in late June are common, due to a seasonal shift in winds caused by the onset of the Southwest monsoon in India.

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Old 06-29-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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^^ I made a comment to people here that there are inhabited places hotter than Death valley and they didn't believe me. I don't understand why there are people still living in this hellish place
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:01 AM
 
Location: In transition
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^^ I made a comment to people here that there are inhabited places hotter than Death valley and they didn't believe me. I don't understand why there are people still living in this hellish place
Same reason why people live in Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Sydney
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Interesting. It's a pity I never hear about this from the mainstream news.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Interesting. It's a pity I never hear about this from the mainstream news.
Same here, if I hadn't read Dr Masters blog everyday then I would never of known the record got passed
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Same here, if I hadn't read Dr Masters blog everyday then I would never of known the record got passed
Weather news are very underrated around this world. It only gets attention when people die and suffer by it. Here in Brazil, even though a constant warm climate, it isn't common to set lows above 90's. In São Paulo we got some days in the mid 70's. Nothing more...
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Wow, it must be a real bother to sleep in when it's that hot overnight! How many places worldwide even get/have gotten overnight lows at high 30s C, close to 40C (low 100s F)?
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I don't understand why there are people still living in this hellish place
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Same reason why people live in Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk
Because they were born there and never moved?
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:49 PM
 
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Wow, it must be a real bother to sleep in when it's that hot overnight! How many places worldwide even get/have gotten overnight lows at high 30s C, close to 40C (low 100s F)?
Some heavily populated places that have a population of 1 million+ in each city such as Phoenix USA(1.5 million people), Delhi India(16 to 17 million people), and Kuwait City Kuwait(Metro population 2.3 million) can get overnight lows into the low to mid 90sF(32-35 Celsius) every summer.
The all time record high lows have gotten close to 100 degrees F(38 Celsius) in those places such as the upper 90s(35 to 38 celsius).

Some recent examples for those places(However like I said these cities can get heat like this every summer not just this summer):

Phoenix Arizona two days ago had a high of 118 degrees with a low around 92 degrees. In a few days it will have a similar day again with lows in the 90s.

Kuwait City for the next 10 days will have every day having a low temperature in the 90s. On July 9th in particular the high will be 120 degrees with a low of 95.

Before this month, I think Delhi routinely had lows around 90 degrees for most of May and June with highs close to 110.


There are also other populated places that can get heat like that such as Palm Springs California, Yuma Arizona, and I am sure some other places too.

I like warm/hot temperatures but those cities in particular reach a whole new level of hot that even I think would be too hot.

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Old 07-05-2011, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I read Palm Springs,CA once had a high overnight minimum low temp of 105 °F (40.6 °C), was recorded on July 13, 1985.
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