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Think It Gets Hot Where You Live? Try Quriyat in Oman

Think It Gets Hot Where You Live? Try Quriyat in Oman
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By    |   Friday, 29 June 2018 12:31 PM

If you think it gets hot where you live, try spending a night in Quriyat, Oman, where the record for the hottest minimum temperature of the day was just broken, IFL Science reported.

For most of us, 121.6 degrees would be unbearably hot but for the Middle Eastern coastal city, this temperature was seasonably cool on Tuesday night.

Weather records expert Maximiliano Herrera noted that this officially marked a new world record for the hottest 24-hour-minimum temperature ever recorded, The Weather Underground reported.

In fact, the high temperature fell just two degrees short of Oman's all-time heat record of 123.4 degrees, with the temperature in Quriyat remaining above 107.4 degrees for 51 straight hours, USA Today reporter.

"The hot weather has been caused by a strong upper-level ridge of high pressure that settled in over the Arabian Peninsula beginning on Sunday," said meteorologist Jeff Masters. "Quriyat’s location on the coast of the Gulf of Oman in the Northern Indian Ocean means that humid marine air keeps the city from cooling off much at night."

There are no official world weather records documenting the hottest nighttime temperature.

Guiness World Records said the official highest recorded temperature of 134 degrees was noted on July 10, 1913, at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California.

The last few years have been marked by increasingly erratic weather patterns, something which experts are attributing to climate change.

This was highlighted earlier in the year, when Siberia’s temperatures rose by more than 100 degrees in just two weeks, with the city of Omolon reaching its highest January temperature ever recorded.

This came weeks after temperatures in the Russian outpost of Oymyakon had sunk to below -88 degrees, making it officially colder than Mars.

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If you think it gets hot where you live, try spending a night in Quriyat, Oman, where the record for the hottest minimum temperature of the day was just broken.
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