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Global Temperature Extremes January 17, 2014

The week's hottest temperature was 116.8 degrees Fahrenheit (47.1 degrees Celsius) at Mardie, Western Australia.

The week's coldest temperature was minus 60.7 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 51.5 degrees Celsius) at Russia's Siberian community of Verkhoyansk.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

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