We’re all struggling with the summer heat, but Death Valley is dealing with temperatures on a whole other level. Per CNN, the location was the hottest place on Earth yesterday (August 16). “If verified, it could be the hottest temperature recorded in the world since 1913.”
The national park, located in California and Nevada, currently holds the record for the hottest day ever recorded on the planet, which was 134 degrees.
According to Daniel Berc, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, the record-breaking temperature in Death Valley could be due to monsoon season being delayed. “Usually, the West and southwestern US experience the North American monsoon during this time of year. But the monsoon hasn’t developed as it typically does so instead of heavy rainfall Death Valley is getting hotter under high pressure.”