The 2013 chart examined the global weather data of ±30,000 weather stations (based on the analysis of 736,995,534 global measurements of the National Climatic Data Center) over the last 50 years. Among other things, we found Djibouti to be the hottest country in the world.
In Djibouti, located in East Africa, an average temperature of 30.4°C / 86.8°F was measured. The wettest country in the world was French Guyana with an average rainfall of 6.6 mm per day. In the Falkland Islands wind speed reached an average of 27 km/h. The coldest area was - not unexpectedly - Antarctica, where the average temperature reached -15°C / -26.1°F degrees. The ‘calmest’ country was Myanmar (Burma) with an average wind speed of 3.88 km/h.
The Netherlands was 151st in the ranking of ‘warmest’ countries with an average temperature of 10.1°C / 50.3°F. In terms of rainfall, the Netherlands was the 101st rainiest country with 1.77 mm per day precipitation. In terms of wind speed, the Netherlands ranked amongst the windiest countries (placed 13th) with an average wind speed of 18.1 km/h.
The worldwide average of these weather elements over the past 50 years were 10.9°C / 51.7°F, 1.6 mm of precipitation per day and a wind speed of 12.6 km/h.