Record-Setting Weather in Africa

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Cold Weather

Coldest Place

Africa's lowest temperature was recorded on February 11, 1935 when the thermometer read -23.9 C (-11 F) in Ifrane, Morocco.

Hot Weather

Highest Temperature

The world's highest temperature measured is 57.8 C (136 F) recorded at El Azizia, Libya on September 13, 1922.

Hottest Spot

The mean temperature in Dallol, Ethiopia is 34.4 C (94 F), the highest annual average temperature on earth.

Rainy Weather

Rainiest Location

Debundscha, Cameroon is Africa's wettest place, averaging 10,287 millimetres (405 inches) of rain a year.

Dry Weather

Driest Place

Less than 2.54 millimetres (0.1 inches) of rain falls a year, on average, at Wadi Halfa, Sudan, making this the driest place in Africa.

Average Weather