Extreme Weather Recordings.

Extreme Weather

The world has surmounted through some pretty extreme weather conditions. From the highest temperature to the greatest amount of rainfall in one minute the world's weather can be truly shocking as well as amazing. Read on below to find out the world's most extreme weather recordings ever in history.

The highest temperature ever recorded was during the summer of 1913 in Death Valley, California. While Death Valley can average up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit or 46.7 degrees Celsius, the official record states that Death Valley reached up to 134 degrees Fahrenheit or 56.7 degrees Celsius that summer making it the hottest place on earth. On the opposite end of the spectrum the lowest temperature ever recorded according to WMO was negative 89.2 degrees Celsius in Vostok, Antarctica on July 21st, 1983.

From hot to cold and now on to the wettest days of our lives, the greatest rainfall in twenty four hours ever recorded was in Foc-Foc, La Reunion - a Southern Indian Ocean island. The 71.8 inches or 1.825 meters of rain was brought on by Cyclone Denise and lasted a little over twenty four hours from January 7th to 8th in 1966. Not to mention, the greatest rainfall in one minute was recorded in Unionville, Maryland. On July 4th of 1956 the state experienced 1.22 inches or 31.2 millimeters of rainfall in one minute.

In opposition to the wettest days of the year, the driest period of history lasted years. The longest recorded dry season was in Arica, Chile where not one drop of rain came to region for over fourteen years. The dry spell lasted 173 months from October of 1903 until January of 1918.

Bangladesh experienced the most dangerous storm in history, the heaviest hailstorm. On April 14th of 1986, Gopalganj, Bangladesh witness hailstone that weighed more than 2.25 pounds or 1.02 kilos. The storm unfortunately killed 92 innocent people.

The world around us is an ever changing, unpredictable phenomenon. You never know what will happen next.