August 17, 2020

Scorching temperature in US’s Death Valley could be global high

Washington (AFP) – A temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius) — recorded in California’s Death Valley on Sunday by the US National Weather Service — could be the hottest global temperature ever measured with modern instruments, officials say.The reading was registered by an automated observation system at 3:41 pm at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center in the US national park.The Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization said Monday it would start the process to verify the reading, which it said “would be the hottest global temperature officially recorded since 1931.”The…


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