Death Valley - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Death Valley, California. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Death Valley rose above 128 °F? What was the highest temperature in Death Valley a century ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Death Valley and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These temperature extremes were measured at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park and go back to 1912. The highest temperature recorded during that time there was 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 Celsius) on July 10, 1913.

Highest Death Valley temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
127 July 27, 2018 + 53
127 August 01, 2017 + 53
127 July 29, 2016 53
125 July 01, 2015 52
126 July 14, 2014 52
129 July 01, 2013 54
128 July 12, 2012 53
124 August 28, 2011 + 51
125 July 26, 2010 + 52
Highest temperature recorded at Death Valley each year
Max °F Date Max °C
128 July 19, 2009 53
127 July 10, 2008 53
129 July 07, 2007 54
127 July 17, 2006 53
129 July 20, 2005 54
125 August 12, 2004 + 52
128 July 13, 2003 53
128 July 10, 2002 53
127 July 04, 2001 + 53
126 June 16, 2000 52
123 July 02, 1999 51
129 July 18, 1998 54
125 August 08, 1997 + 52
125 August 14, 1996 + 52
127 July 30, 1995 53
128 June 30, 1994 53
127 August 03, 1993 53
125 August 04, 1992 52
126 July 05, 1991 52
125 July 13, 1990 + 52
127 July 08, 1989 53
127 July 19, 1988 53
124 August 04, 1987 + 51
1986
124 July 06, 1985 + 51
126 July 05, 1984 52
121 July 14, 1983 49
122 August 01, 1982 + 50
125 August 08, 1981 52
124 July 26, 1980 51
123 July 19, 1979 + 51
124 August 09, 1978 + 51
124 August 02, 1977 51
121 July 10, 1976 + 49
122 August 06, 1975 + 50
121 July 29, 1974 + 49
124 July 06, 1973 51
128 July 15, 1972 + 53
124 August 10, 1971 + 51
124 July 19, 1970 + 51
121 August 15, 1969 + 49
122 June 22, 1968 50
123 July 04, 1967 + 51
121 August 07, 1966 + 49
119 August 10, 1965 + 48
123 July 24, 1964 51
120 July 16, 1963 + 49
123 August 15, 1962 51
1961
1960
124 July 16, 1959 51
1956
123 June 07, 1955 51
124 June 22, 1954 51
123 July 23, 1953 + 51
121 August 04, 1952 49
123 July 18, 1951 51
124 July 01, 1950 51
1947
122 August 03, 1946 50
123 August 24, 1945 + 51
122 August 13, 1944 + 50
1943
125 July 24, 1942 52
124 July 22, 1941 51
124 August 11, 1940 51
123 July 23, 1939 + 51
1938
124 August 13, 1937 + 51
1936
1935
125 July 27, 1934 + 52
1933
123 August 05, 1932 51
1931
122 July 14, 1930 50
1929
1928
124 July 14, 1927 51
125 July 16, 1926 52
124 July 17, 1925 + 51
124 August 27, 1924 + 51
123 July 29, 1923 51
126 July 15, 1922 52
123 July 08, 1921 + 51
125 July 31, 1920 52
123 August 20, 1919 51
125 August 03, 1918 52
125 July 12, 1917 52
127 July 23, 1916 53
124 August 11, 1915 51
1914
134 July 10, 1913 57
120 August 08, 1912 + 49
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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