In the year 2011,the hottest temperature globally was 51.0c at Nawabshah, Pakistan on June 8.
and the year's coldest temperature was - 78.5c at Russia's Vostok Antarctic research station on May 20.
The first week of 2012, saw the hottest temperature 44.7c at Ceduna, South Australia.
and the week's coldest temperature was -55.1c at Russia's Siberian outpost of Oimyakon.
Cold wave has gripped the plains of Northern sub-continent region, with Amritsar dropping to -2c on Tuesday morning.Incidently, this was the projected temperature for Amritsar put up on Vagaries' weekly forecast map, alongwith the 4c for Delhi.
Mumbai and Pune, went down to 11c and 7c resp.
Vijaywada on the east coast was lashed by heavy rains today, recording 73 mms. In Orissa, Bhubaneshwar measured 14 mms in the day.Rains will persisit till tomorrow in the region.
IMD has annonced the withdrawal of the NEM from the Southern states today, 10th Jan.