Death Valley National Park Records Temperature of 54.4



Death Valley National Park is holding on to its reputation of being the hottest place on the planet.


Preliminary data puts Sunday's high temperature at 130°F (54.4°C).


If that temperature is verified it would be the hottest temperature officially recorded on Earth since 1913. The previous record is also held by Death Valley.


Quick data:

  • 130°F recorded at 3:41 PM PDT on Sunday, August 16, 2020 (pending verification)

  • Previous August 16 daily high temperature record: 125°F

  • Previous August monthly high temperature record: 127°F

  • In July 1913, temperatures of 130, 131, and 134°F were observed.


The heat is expected to continue across the area for the next few days.