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New global temperature record may have been set in California’s Death Valley – Sydney Morning Herald

The hottest air temperature recorded anywhere on the planet in at least a century, and possibly ever, was reached in Death Valley in California’s Mojave Desert on Sunday.

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The hottest air temperature recorded anywhere on the planet in at least a century, and possibly ever, was reached in Death Valley in California’s Mojave Desert on Sunday afternoon when it soared to 54.4 degrees.
An automated observation system run by the US National Weather Service at Furnace Creek reported the record at 3.41pm, local time.
Furnace Creek in Death Valley hit 54.4 degrees on Sunday.Credit:Maxwell Lechte
It was a dry heat: humidity fell to 7 per cent. But it felt “insanely hot” …

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