Hottest places on Earth

Our planet- “Mother Earth” is beautiful in every form. We get to witness different seasons, beautiful climatic conditions, nature, and a lot more than we can ever imagine. 

However, there are places on earth where the forces of nature work in extreme- either they are very hot or very cold making it even difficult for human survival.

While 2/3rd of the earth is covered with water, the remaining is covered with land and some are nearly occupied as desert due to extreme heat.

Today, we are going to share with you the hottest places on Earth that have an extreme harsh environment & super scorching heat.

  • Death Valley, California, USA 

When it comes to the hottest place, you cannot simply ignore Death Valley. On average the temperature here remains 47C.

With such a high temperature, it’s no surprise that the Death Valley in the US holds the Guinness World Record for being the hottest place. You will be shocked to learn that the maximum temperature witnesses here have been 56.7C. This temperature is enough to make human survival difficult.

  • Wadi Halfa, Sudan

Wadi stands for the valley in Arabic and this dry valley lies on the border with Egypt. With negligible rainfall and bright sunshine, Wadi Halfa is another hottest place in northern Sudan. The highest temperature ever recorded has been 53C and on average it daily reaches as high as 41C.  

  • Dasht-e Lut, Iran

This place is characterized by giant dunes and it is so hot that even bacteria cannot survive here. You will be surprised to learn that the UNESCO World Heritage Site has recorded temperatures reaching 70C in 2005 which makes it impossible to survive for anyone. 

  • Aziziyah in Libya

This is a small town in the Jafara district of Libra. The maximum temperature recorded here has been 58C. On an average day, the temperature here is 48C.

  • Tirat Zvi, Israel

A small agricultural community in Israel, it has recorded its hottest temperatures hitting 54C in June 1942. It is just 220 meters below sea level, and residents find respite by dipping in pools.

  • Timbuktu, Mali

It is on the edge of the Sahara desert but the scorching heat & scarcity of water makes it the hottest place on earth. The highest temperature ever recorded has been 49C. Even the month of December and January record very high temperatures. Timbuktu has a population of more than 40,000 facing the scorching heat around the year.

  • Dallol, Ethiopia

Dallol in Ethiopia claims to be another hottest place where the average temperature reaches 41C. It makes it really difficult for people to live.

  • Kebili, Tunisia

The average temperature at Kebili has been 40+ degrees during summers and the highest being 55 degrees. It is widely known for its quality dates but survival is usually very hard.

Here even the average temperature is typically around 45 C and above making it really hard to sustain for long.

These are some of the hottest places on earth and the list does not stop here. There are many more places like these too that are- “Too HOT to handle” but none can beat them. 

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