Antarctica sets record for lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth Scientists studying satellite data on the content recently found that the record low temperature was set back in August of 2010. No one even knew it got that cold until the data was recently analyzed. How cold did it get? In August of 2010, temperatures in East Antarctica reached -135.8 degrees Fahrenheit. That works out to 93.2 degrees below 0C. Not a place I'd like to be when it gets this cold !!!