The lowest temperature ever recorded on earth was at Vostok, a station in Antarctica. -89º C was measured in 1983 . The highest temperature was recorded in the Libyan desert in 1922 (57º C). The highest annual rainfall was measured in Cherrapunji, India , at the foot of the Himalaya mountain range. 26 metres of rain fell over a one year period.
Extreme weather events
1 - World's highest surface wind speed : 188 mph (303 km/h) recorded in New Hampshire in 1934 .
3 - Most rain in 24 hours : 72 inches (1,825 mm) recorded on Reunion Island in 1966 .
4 - Average number of thunderstorms per year : 242 measured over a ten-year period recorded in Uganda.
5 - World's highest water temperature : 35.6º C (96º F) recorded in the Persian Gulf in 1924 .
6 - World's highest air pressure : 1086 mbars recorded in Tosontsengel, Mongolia in 2001 .
7 - Heaviest hailstone : 1 kg (2.2 pounds) recorded in Bangladesh in 1986.