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Hottest day ever in the world recorded in Death Valley


Death Valley is officially the hottest place ever on Earth.


Robyn Beck

Death Valley was renamed the hottest place on Earth after a Libyan city lost its title Thursday.

The last time Death Valley was considered the hottest place in the world was in 1913 after recording 134F in the noon day sun.

That record was beat by El Azizia, Libya, which saw temperatures soar to a blood boiling 136.4F, reported the Telegraph.

Libya's record temperature was rescinded this week by scientists, nearly 90 years to the day it was registered.

According to the Guardian, scientists now believe that the person who took that original reading in Libya was inexperienced and likely recorded it wrong.

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Indeed, "systematic errors" were found with the reading, said scientists from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and Arizona State University.

The style of thermometer, they said, was likely to blame for the misreading.

"We're pretty sure that the person who was tasked with taking the measurements using this instrument didn't know how to use it," said Randy Cerveny, the WMO rapporteur on climate extremes, reported AFP.

The researchers estimated that the man was off by an whopping 8.2 Fahrenheit.

The WMO Commission of Climatology World Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes officially changed the record yesterday.