Asia Pacific Regional Reference Map: Maximum Temperatures

Maximum Temperature

Temperatures in the Asia-Pacific region can go very high with central India reaching 50oC or more. The Tibetan plateau rarely exceeds 20oC because of its high elevation.

These temperatures are based on average highs over a period of approximately 50 years. Maximum temperatures in the region may therefore be from different months of the year and a temperature in any given location may exceed these maximums.

The WORLDCLIM dataset consists of interpolated climate surface data on monthly precipitation and mean, minimum, and maximum temperature at a spatial resolution of 30 arc seconds (approximately 1km spatial resolution).

Input data were gathered from a variety of sources and, where possible, restricted to records between 1950 and 2000.

The data are described in: Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978 which can be downloaded at

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