11 hottest places on Earth

A list of the hottest places on Earth; visit on your own risk

When you dream of taking a vacation to someplace warm and sunny, you tend to choose a beachy destination having a pleasant temperature. And certainly not a desert known for its infamous heat. However, some places on Earth have a temperature more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and they range from busy cities to picturesque desert landscapes.

Most of us know Death Valley in California as the hottest place in the world due to its record-setting temperatures, however, some other locations on the hottest places on Earth list might surprise you too.

Death Valley, California 

As per the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Weather & Climate Extremes Archive, Death Valley has recorded an extreme temperature in 1913 when the place hit 134 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, that is the hottest temperature recorded anywhere in the world. Death Valley reportedly saw a temperature spike to 130 degrees Fahrenheit last summer as well.

Oodnadatta, Australia

Oodnadatta, Australia, which is located in the Southern Hemisphere, recorded a scorching 123 degrees in January 1960.

Kebili, Tunisia

Kebili, Tunisia, recorded the highest temperature in the Eastern Hemisphere, when the place saw 131 degrees in July 1931.

Mitribah, Kuwait

In July 2016, Mitribah, Kuwait, recorded the highest temperature of about 129 degrees Fahrenheit. It was the highest in Asia, according to WMO’s Region II.

Turbat, Pakistan 

In May 2017, this place in Pakistan experienced a temperature which reached about 128.7 degrees. It was one of the hottest temperatures recorded in Asia.

Rivadavia, Argentina

In South America, Rivadavia witnessed the highest temperature recorded, that is 120 degrees in December 1905.

Tirat Tsvi, Israel

In June 1942, TiratTsvi, Israel, documented a temperature of 129 degrees. The place holds the record among places in WMO’s Region VI, which includes Europe, including the Middle East and Greenland.

Athens, Greece

In July 1977, Athens, Greece, saw its highest temperature of 118.4 degrees. It set a record for continental Europe that year.

Lut Desert, Iran

Reportedly, the Dasht-e Lut in Iran recorded scorching heat reaching 159.3 degrees Fahrenheit in 2005. It was the world’s hottest place, in terms of hard-to-reach, remote areas.

Flaming Mountains, China

Rightly named the “Flaming Mountains,” this area in China is pretty warm and it passed 150 degrees Fahrenheit (land skin temperature) in the year 2008, according to NASA.

Dallol, Ethiopia

While all the above locations are known to record super-high temperatures, Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression is actually known for its year-round heat.

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