The highest recorded non-tornadic wind speed is 253 mph, which was recorded during the tropical cyclone Olivia, a category 4 cyclone, at Barrow Island, Australia on April 10, 1996. The record was officially confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization in 2010, 14 years after it was recorded.
The previous world record for highest wind speed of 231 mph was recorded at Mount Washington in New Hampshire. It was recorded in April 1931. A Doppler weather radar recorded a wind gust with a speed of 318 mph in 1999 during an F5 tornado in Oklahoma City. However, records by Doppler radar are not considered official.Learn More
The hottest day in India was recorded on April 27, 1958 when the temperature reached 47.9 degrees Celsius, according to NDTV. North India's recent high temperatures have reached a blistering 43 degrees Celsius.Full Answer >
According to the Washington Post, the widest tornado ever recorded was the El Reno tornado that touched down west of Oklahoma City on May 31, 2013. The twister reached a maximum width of 2.6 miles.Full Answer >
The widest tornado ever recorded by the National Weather Service was 2.6 miles in diameter. It occurred in El Reno, Okla., in 2013. Tornadoes this wide are quite rare, as it is difficult for tornadoes to sustain their momentum as they grow.Full Answer >
The largest hailstone ever recorded weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces; it measured 8 inches in diameter and 18.62 inches in circumference. It fell during a severe thunderstorm over the small town of Vivian, South Dakota, in 2010.Full Answer >