Where Is the Windiest Place In the World?

The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was 231 miles per hour.

It was recorded at Mount Washington, New Hampshire. But that was a very unusual reading, and winds even half that high are rare everywhere in the United Stated, but not in one place in Antarctica.

In Commonwealth Bay, along the coast of Antarctica, winds sometimes reach speeds of 200 miles per hour. This is the windiest spot on earth!

Could you imagine how cold it would feel in winds blowing 200 miles per hour? In winds of just 50 miles per hour, a temperature of zero degrees would feel like minus 56 degrees.

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  • Anonymous

    There is a fabulous weather centre in the town of North Conway in New Hampshire where you can relive the moment when the highest wind ever recorded on earth occurred on Mount Washington. Its great for adults and kids love it too. Lots of fun scientific weather experiments. Really worth a visit if you are in the area. Great outlet shopping too!!

  • Anonymous

    its not 231 mph, its actaully over 300 mph highest recorded, around the 1930’s.

  • Anonymous

    i bet you would probably have to hold on to something really heavy at 231mph :)

  • Devisser

    I generally prefer not to walk when a strong wind because it is very dangerous!

  • James Laitinen

    Wouldn’t this be the best spot to put wind turbines to generate power?

  • Davalar

    Actually it wouldn’t be a good spot for wind turbines, because being in a bay would cause turbulence due to obstruction and the wind would be too strong anyway

  • Flagnog

    Yall are crazy!!! my family goes out and walks in the wind all the time!! :)

  • Dierra

    I did not ever know that the wind could ever go this fast. It surprises me, and know that I know I don’t think I’ll ever go there.:)