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Old 04-13-2021, 11:34 PM
 
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Why are the hottest temperatures on earth recorded at higher latitudes instead of the Equator? And do you believe that the high temperature of 56.7c/134f at death valley is valid?
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Pretty sure the areas around the equator get too much cloud cover to get record heat. And of course their day/night balance is consistently average without variation, so they lack the long hours of radiation in summer that higher latitude deserts get.
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Old 04-14-2021, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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It's too humid at the equator for record temperatures. South America has a dry region near the equator, but it's too close to the ocean to get extremely hot.
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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They're too humid, rainy and cloudy.
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Old 04-18-2021, 10:46 AM
 
Location: SE Estonia
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Even though I know/have heard explanation/reason why this is the case, it's actually still quite strange. It would be perfectly normal for the hottest areas to be near the equator.
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Old 04-18-2021, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I agree with Ethereal, the equatorial regions are too humid to experience the extreme temperatures in terms of heat experienced further north or south.
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Old 04-18-2021, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Even though I know/have heard explanation/reason why this is the case, it's actually still quite strange. It would be perfectly normal for the hottest areas to be near the equator.
Yeah....meteorology is really complicated!
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Even though I know/have heard explanation/reason why this is the case, it's actually still quite strange. It would be perfectly normal for the hottest areas to be near the equator.
It isn't always the case, since places like Dallol and Dongola in Africa are around 14'N-19'N and have pretty hot temperatures.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:25 AM
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Location: Tennessee
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Even though I know/have heard explanation/reason why this is the case, it's actually still quite strange.
That's because nobody has explained yet why humidity, water vapor and clouds keep the planet cool. Or why a dry desert region is so hot.
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Old 04-26-2021, 03:21 AM
 
Location: SE Estonia
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Yeah....meteorology is really complicated!
Yeah, indeed, you are right. Death Valley is 36 (thirty-six) degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane...

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