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 Thursday, July 17, 2003

5500°C Average temperature on the surface of the Sun
450°C Average temperature on the hottest planet in the solar system - Venus
170°C Recommended oven temperature for baking a Battenburg cake
105°C Maximum surface temperature on the Moon
100°C Boiling point of water
57.7°C World's highest recorded temperature (Al'Aziziyah, Libya; 13 September 1922)
37.1°C UK's highest recorded temperature (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; 3 August 1990)
37.0°C Normal body temperature
33.5°C Highest temperature in the UK so far this year (Wisley, Surrey; 15 July 2003)
26.5°C Lowest sea surface temperature at which hurricanes can form
15.5°C Average UK temperature for June 2003, 1.9°C above the June average
9.2°C Average temperature in Central England, based on extraordinarily detailed monthly records going back to 1659
0°C Freezing point of water
-27.2°C UK's joint lowest recorded temperatures (Braemar, Grampian; 10 January 1982 & 11 February 1895) (Altnaharra, Highland; 30 December 1995)
-78.5°C Temperature at which dry ice (carbon dioxide) sublimates from a solid to a gas
-89.2°C World's lowest recorded temperature (Vostok, Antarctica; 21 July 1983)
-155°C Minimum surface temperature on the Moon
-240°C Average temperature on the coldest planet in the solar system - Pluto
-273.15°C Absolute zero - the lowest possible temperature, anywhere, ever

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