- Measured temperature maxima: 54.4°C in Furnace Creek, California, USA, on 11. July 2021. The simulation archive showed 47°C at the model grid cell level of 568 meters, which corresponds to 52°C calculated for 67 meters below sea level. Temperatures in Central and South America stayed below 45°C in 2021.
- Worldwide, the highest simulated temperature of 53.5°C occured on 26.July 2021 in Sayyid ‘Alī, Southeast Iraq at 6 meters above sea level . Similar maxima occured in the surrounding region. In Central Siberia, close to 40°C were reached.
- In Africa, temperatures above 50°C occured in the area of North of Morocco, North of Algeria, and also in the Sahara, where they remained on that level for more than a month.
- In Europe, the highest temperatures of 48°C were achieved in the Southwest of Spain.
- In Oceania, the highest temperatures of 47.8°C occured in the Northwestern Australia.
- The lowest temperatures were found in Antartica: on the high plains at more than 3000 meters altitude, temperatures dropped to -82.9°C. The coldest temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere occurred in Greenland (-65°C).
Precipitation results showed the variability of this phenomenon and a deviation from known patterns:
- Highest simlated annual precipitation volume occured in the region of El Ocal, Northern Colombia, with 17'150 mm.
- The region with the second highest volumes was Danatum, in Papua New Guinea with 14'447 mm.
- The region with the third highest volumes was found in Central Costa Rica, with 13'012 mm.
- The Southern Slopes of the Himalaya received less than 6000 mm, due to a shorter Monsoon season in 2021.
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