World weather extremes past 24 hours: Hottest, coldest, wettest and windiest places on our wonderful planet
A new look at 24 hour weather extremes every day on The Big Wobble to help us track and keep an eye on what the 'experts' are telling us.
If you are living in the northern hemisphere and most of my visitors are, a lot of you will be complaining about the heat recently, well spare a thought for or friends in
Sulaibiya (Kuwait) who had to endure a temperature of 51.3 deg C or 124.5 deg F, today.
If you like it cool then the best place for you today is Dome A (Antarctica) where the temperature dropped to an incredible -81.5 deg C or -115 deg F.
The highest precipitation in the last 24 hours is North Lakhimpur (India) where 198 mm or almost 8 inches.
The windiest place in the last 24 hours is the Northeast Pacific Ocean, Hurricane Eugene with wind speeds of 113 km/h
No escape! Sunny Spain the latest country to suffer severe heatwave conditions as a scorching 44 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit) to hit the area
Thermometers in Spain started rising on Tuesday as the country geared up for the second heat-wave of the year, with temperatures expected to climb up to a scorching 44 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit) in certain areas over the next few days.
More than half the country is to be under an orange alert (the second-highest) for extreme temperatures starting Wednesday and two southern provinces, Cordoba and Jaen, are to be under the maximum red alert, meaning the heat is expected to reach dangerously high levels.
"The Guadalquivir River valley and the southern half of Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha will be severely affected by this situation during at least Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius and likely reaching 44 degrees in the provinces of Jaen, Cordoba and Granada," the state meteorological agency Aeme said in a statement.
The spokeswoman for Aemet, Delia Gutierrez, told EFE that the worst day was expected to be Thursday but the sweltering heat was expected to last throughout the weekend in much of the country.
Gutierrez said the blistering weather was the result of a mass of air from northern Africa that, combined with clear skies and the intense summer sun, was to make the mercury skyrocket.
The northern coast, which borders the Atlantic and has a cooler clime, was expected to avoid the temperature hike that the rest of the country is to be subjected to, with maximum predictions reaching 22 degrees.
Holiday-goers planning to avoid the heat by hiding along the Mediterranean coast - which is sure to be packed - will be sorely disappointed, as most of the littoral is expected to be hit with up to 41 degrees.
The only escape from the warmth will be the night, as once the sun sets temperatures are expected to cool to 20-25 degrees, though visitors accustomed to colder conditions may not see this as cause for relief.
Despite heavy rains across the Peninsula over the last week that caused chaos in Madrid after metro stations were turned into indoor water parks, Spain's hydraulic reserves continued dropping, currently standing at just over 51 percent of their capacity.
According to the agriculture, fishing, food and environment ministry, last week's downpours in total represented 1.1 percent of the country's reservoirs.
Civil protection services warned that the dryness and intense heat increased the risk of wildfires, meaning extra precautions should be taken to avoid starting a devastating blaze.
Serbia heatwave: Record highs bring temperatures 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) as electricity demand soars!
Serbia's state power company says electricity consumption has soared as a heat wave hit the country this week and people switched on air conditioners in their homes.
The EPS company said Tuesday power consumption is about one-fifth higher than the average for July, reaching record highs.
Temperatures this week in the Balkans have reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), prompting the authorities in Serbia and Croatia to issue warnings to people to stay away from the sun and drink water.
Some citizens of Belgrade - and their dogs - sought relief from the heat at a sandy beach on the river island on the Danube.
The Kingdom of Jordan is the latest country to be baked alive! 45 degrees C (114 deg F) as heat grips the northern hemispere
The Kingdom on Tuesday will remain under the impact of the heat wave that brought very hot and dry conditions across much of the country, pushing temperatures 6-8 degrees above their annual average, hitting their upper thirties in most regions, during daytime, and soaring to 45 degrees in Aqaba .
According to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), temperatures will cool down at night dropping to 27 degrees Celsius in Amman and sliding to 31 in Aqaba.
Temperatures will slightly drop over the next two days, but the impact of the heatwave will continue to prevail over the next two days with hot conditions across much of the country and mercury levels above their seasonal average, the JMD added.
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