It is easy to find the place on earth with the lowest minimum or highest maximum temperature ever recorded, but I am wondering where is the place with the highest minimum temperature ever recorded ?

I imagine it would be somewhere on the equator, where the temperatures would not drop below 21C, but I cannot find that information anywhere.

  • Or perhaps the Sahara...
    – xuq01
    May 20, 2018 at 5:38
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    That is the thing - I understand the temperatures in the Sahara can drop significantly at night time
    – Alan
    May 20, 2018 at 5:40
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    The Sahara can reach sub-zero temperatures at night. I doubt it would qualify.
    – user77213
    May 20, 2018 at 5:40
  • The lowest temperature ever recorded in Singapore is 19.4 degrees, according to Wikipedia. Enjoy your holiday! May 20, 2018 at 6:17
  • @InsanityRules While I know desert temperatures can drop significantly at night I thought Sahara was a hotter one :-( But yes Singapore or Brazil would probably count.
    – xuq01
    May 20, 2018 at 12:05

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General consensus appears to be Death Valley in the summers, when the minimum temperature of summer nights often remain above 100°F.

World record for hottest overnight low temperature: a minimum temperature of 111.6°F (44.2°C) recorded on the morning of June 17, 2017 at Khasab, Oman.

Dallol, Ethiopia holds the "official" record for highest average temperature for an inhabited location on Earth, where an average annual temperature of 35°C (95°F) was recorded between the years 1960 and 1966.

Both authors and commenters note considerable holes in data, such as from the Danakil or Lac Assal depressions in Africa or Dasht-e-Lut in Iran, due to outside difficulties in placing equipment.


  • Most consecutive days above 37.8 °C (100 °F): 160 days; Marble Bar, Western Australia from 31 October 1923 to 7 April 1924.
  • Most consecutive days above 48.9 °C (120 °F): 43 days; Death Valley, California from 6 July through 17 August, 1917.
  • Surface temperature: 93.9 °C (201.0 °F), in Death Valley, California, 15 July 1972.
  • Highest temperature during rain: 46.1 °C (115.0 °F), in Needles, California, 13 August 2012.
  • Highest overnight low temperature: 44.2 °C (111.6 °F) at the Khasab weather station (WMO Index = 41241) in Oman on June 17, 2017.
  • Highest average monthly temperature: 41.9 °C (107.4 °F), in Death Valley, California, for the month of July 2017.

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