had a reading of 119C shortly before 11pm on Sunday, while
Paraparaumu was predicted to be heading for 218C. Even Wellington was
headed for 117C.
7am MetService made its own tweet, saying problems with the
temperatures shown on its website and app should be fixed.
the hottest surface temperature ever recorded on Earth was 56.7C in
Death Valley, California in July 1913. Water boils at 100C, tin
melts at 232C and the average temperature on Mercury is 167C -
although with only a very thin atmosphere the closest planet to the
Sun ranges between 427C and -173C.