The hottest and coldest places on earth

2015-05-28 18:30
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Cape Town - If you thought you were freezing your bum off already, even though winter hasn't really even started yet, we've got a few weather statistics from across the globe that might shock you. 

GB Energy recently put together an infographic detailing all the hottest and coldest places around the globe, as recorded in recent years and some of the temperatures are simply quite astounded.

For instance, the highest surface temperature ever recorded on earth was a whopping 70.7 degrees in Dasht-e Lut, a large salt desert in southeastern Iran. 


Interestingly enough, New Zealand is home to the hottest lake in the world, appropriately named Frying Pan lake, that reaches between 50 and 60 degrees celsius

#Geothermal #fryingpanlake #newzealand

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As far as coldest is concerned, because that's really top of mind for us right now, here down south where winter's creeping in, Mongolia's Ulaanbaatar has been named the coldest capital in the world with temperatures that dip as low as -40 degrees Celsius.

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While Ulaanbaatar does warm up during summer at least with highs ranging between 25 and 31 degrees Celius, the town of Barrow in Alaska is bogged down with temperatures below freezing point, 90% of the year.

As bright as it gets #barrowalaska #alaskawinter #fortybelowzero #frozen

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Check out the infographic for full details on the hottest and coldest places in the world.

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