|Highest maximum temperature (ie hottest day on record)||58.0C Al’azizyah, Libya, 13 September 1922|
|Lowest minimum temperature (ie coldest night on record)||-89.6C Vostok, Antartica, 23 July 1983|
|Highest sea level pressure||1085.6mb Tosontsengel, Mongolia 19 December 2001|
|Lowest sea level pressure||870mb Eye of Typhoon Tip, Pacific Ocean near Guam, 12 October 1979|
|Highest 24 hour precipitation||1,869.9mm Cilaos, La Reunion Island, 15 March 1952|
|Highest precipitation in one month (ie wettest month on record)||9,300mm Cherrapunji, India, July 1861|
|Highest precipitation in one year (ie wettest 12 month period on record)||25,461.2mm Cherrapunji, India, August 1860 to July 1861|
|Highest average annual precipitation (ie wettest place)||Possibly 11,684mm Mt. Waialeaie,
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|Lowest average annual precipitation (ie driest place)||Just over 0.0mm Arica, Atacama Desert, Chile|
|Highest average number of days with thunder (ie thunderiest place)||322 days Bogor, Indonesia|
|Heaviest hailstone||15,000g Guangdong province, China, 19 April 1995|
|Greatest snowfall in one season||3,110.2cm Paradise, Mt Rainer, Washington State USA, 1971-72|
|Greatest snowfall in 24 hours||193.0cm Silver Lake, Colorado, USA, 14-15 April 1921|
|Highest recorded gust (in
Highest recorded gust (non-tornadic)
|508.8 km/hr Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
USA, 3 May 1999
371 km/hr Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, USA, 12 April 1934
AHRENS, C.D. (2000): Meteorology Today, Brooks/Cole, p528.
COX, J.D. (2000): Weather for Dummies, IDG Books Worldwide, p358.
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RAIKHEL, E. (2000): Extreme Weather, Scientific American, 40-41.
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