Our planet’s climate is dynamic. One region is sizzling hot and at the same time, another is freezing cold.
Hot regions are naturally the ones nearest to the equator. The fiery climate of hot regions is also the consequence of the energy the earth receives from the sun.
Interestingly, there are natural fluctuations in the climate and it does not remain constant and the same in one region throughout the year.
There are many places on earth that are considered the hottest places in the world as there is plenty of heat. These places are categorized according to the temperature that has been witnessed by those zones.
The record of atmospheric temperature is measured not from the surface temperature but rather from the air temperatures at about 5 feet above the surface in an enclosed shelter. The temperature sensor is not exposed to direct sunlight.
NASA has been capturing earth surface temperature data by using the latest technology, Landsat 7 satellite. According to their findings, the hottest surface temperature ever recorded keeps repeating in the same area on the Lut Desert in Iran as 70.0 C in 2005.
Surviving in extreme heat is much harder than surviving extreme cold. It increases the chances of dehydration and heatstroke that can even cause death within no time limit. During the 2003 European heatwave killed around 50,000 people.
Scientists around the world are continuously researching to find out the reasons for the rising temperature of the planet earth, which is on a continuous upward trend with every passing day.
We have selected this article in order to discuss some hottest places in the world that are challenging to live on.
1. Dallol Depression
Dallol Depression is considered as one of the hottest places in the world. Dallol Depression dessert is also named as Danakil Depression.
Some areas of the Dallol Depression desert are more than 100 meters below sea level.
Interestingly it is at the lowest points of the earth, which is not covered by the water. The visitors can also discover hot yellow sulfur fields.
In addition to unbearable heat, alarming earth tremors are often felt in this dessert. Dallol Depression comprises several volcanoes that interest tourists.
The maximum temperature recorded can reach 63 degrees Celsius in the sun.
2. Death Valley
Death Valley has also witnessed the hottest temperatures of 120 F or 48 C for 43 consecutive days between 6 July and 17 August 1917.
The maximum temperature range of the valley area was 52 Degrees Celsius in the past.
More than 300 people live in Death Valley year-round and this hottest place on the earth is the world’s most famous amongst enthusiastic travelers.
It is advised to come prepared with food, water and other basic necessitates if you plan to visit Death Valley.
Spring is the best time when the valley is most colorful. Several species of birds, animals, and reptiles reside in Death Valley
3. Wadi Halfa, Sudan
The climate of southern Sudan is extremely dry. Several times during the year, the southern air reaches the border and causes dust storms, known as haboob.
These dust storms affect the visibility to zero of this area.
Wadi Halfa, another hottest place in the world is termed Wadi that means valley in Arabic. The valley lies on the border with Egypt.
It is said about Wadi Halfa that in April 1967 the maximum temperature reached up to 53 degrees Celsius that was witnessed by 15,000 locals of this city.
Previously nobody stayed here but now the population is seen returning to Wadi Halfa.
4. Ahwaz, Iran
Ahwaz city of Iran lies in a desert just above sea level and receives less than an inch of rain per year. Lack of rainfall adds much to the rising temperature of this city.
Normally during July, the average temperature goes to 47 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature recorded was 129 degrees.
Ahwaz’s city is densely populated and comprises 1,300,000 citizens.
In Ahwaz City, normally during the hot season, shops and businesses close around noon and reopen for a few hours at around 6.00 p.m.
5. Tirat Tsvi, Israel
Tirat Tsvi town of Israel lies 722 feet below sea level and is listed as the hottest place in Asia that recorded the highest temperature of 54 degrees Celsius in June 1942.
Tirat Tsvi town is the largest grower of dates in Israel and has more than 20,000 trees of dates.
Date is a fruit full of fiber and sugar that keeps you energized throughout the day and the high-intensity heat of Tirat Zvi support in date orchard.
Farmers also grow watermelon in large quantities to cool themselves off from high heatwave effects.
Beautiful Purple blooming Iris flowers live in Tirat Zvi during February and March.
6. Araouane, Mali
Araouane or Arawan is a small Saharan desert village, which comes on the way to Timbuktu.
The area surrounded by Mali is completely barren with dry desert wind, known as Harmattan.
Harmattan has fine particles of sand that create the difficulty of low visibility. Most of the time visibility drops to zero.
Araouane does not receive enough rainfall and the crop-growing process is very difficult here.
Araouane witnessed the highest temperature of 54.4 degrees Celsius in 1945.
7. Timbuktu, Mali
Timbuktu of Mali is also considered as another important city in the world.
Timbuktu area sits on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, about 10 miles North of the Niger River. Timbuktu is home to several significant Koranic Sankore Universities.
Timbuktu is famously known as the world of sand. Every day it faces winds full of sand grains creating blur vision and sand dunes everywhere on the streets.
Timbuktu witnessed the highest temperature of 54.5 degrees Celsius. Many research studies have claimed Timbuktu as the hottest place in the world.
During the months of December and January, the average temperature of this area remains in the range of 40 to 44 degrees Celsius.
Timbuktu city is populated with the Semitic-looking people of the north and the black Negroes of the south
8. Kebili, Tunisia
Kebili is a town in the south of Tunisia. Kebili town is the capital of the Kebili Governorate and the oldest Oases of Tunisia and North Africa.
This place witnessed the highest temperature of 55.2 degrees Celsius.
Kebili produces very high-quality dates, exported all around the world.
Power plant operation professionals also marked Kebili as the ideal location for a solar energy project.
9. Ghadames, Libiya
Libya is a mostly deserted country and Ghadames is a beautiful oasis in the Libyan Sahara. Ghadames is famously known as the pearl of the desert.
This one of the hottest places of Libya has witnessed the highest temperature of 131 degrees F.
Ghadames is a less populated town with very few locals residing here. However, the number of tourists visiting is also not very high as compared to other sites
10. Aghajari, Iran
Aghajari, a city of Khuzestan Province, Iran is located in Behbahan.
The population census in 2012 calculated a number of 15,153 residents residing here that was later increased.
Aghajari has long summers and short winters. It has witnessed the highest temperature of 128 F.
During the hot months like June and July, it becomes quite difficult to live here. Aghajari city receives 260mm of rainfall annually.
Aghajari is a populated town that constructs buildings and provides work job opportunities for many locals. Aghajari was also one of the first regions to be explored for crude oil extraction in Iran.
Anghajari oil fields also allow jobs of residents on a large scale.
Aghajari also has many reasons of attraction for the visitors.