Max Temperature vs. Latitude

temperature vs. latitude

Three things to note:

  • Temperatures appear to peak not at the equator, but at approximately 15-20 degrees of latitude.
  • Southern Hemisphere latitudes only reach -60 degrees due to the distribution of land mass around the globe, and the lack of cities in Antarctica from which we were able to pull data for this project.
  • Temperatures seem to decrease more rapidly in the northern hemisphere than in the southern hemisphere. At 40 degrees latitude, the average temperature was approximately 20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than at -40 degrees latitude. This is likely due again to the larger land mass in the northern hemisphere, with a larger variety of weather conditions.


temp vs. latitude humidity vs. latitude
cloudiness vs. latitude wind speed vs. latitude

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