Most cities occasionally do get smog advisories during the summers (wherever applicable). Many cities have consistent and extreme cases of heat alerts. Here are just 10 cities which hit the record.
1. Kuwait City, Kuwait:
The average temperature this city is 46.9 °C. It was the subject to Time Magazine’s article “Extreme Heat: 10 Worldwide Spots With Tough Temperatures”. Best time to visit the city is during March, April, October and November when temperatures are between 20 °C and 30°C.
2. Ahwaz, Iran:
This city in Kuwait has an average high of 46.8 °C. The temperatures are more extreme in this city as opposed to Kuwait City. The hottest month ever was July 2000 when temperatures reached 48.1 °C (average).
3. Jizan City, Saudia Arabia:
This is a port city on the Red Sea cost. It has a population of little less than 2 million. The temperatures are consistently hot throughout the year. From April through to October temperatures average around 30 °C and 40°C.
4. Bangkok, Thailand:
This is a city that faces extreme air pollution which causes smog. The pollution is known to trap hot air with the city, causing extreme humidity. The temperatures are on average 40°C and stay that way throughout the day. November to February is known to be the driest time of the year, yet the most visited as well. Although the average temperatures are around 29°C, the temperatures are known to rise to 39°C.
5. Aziziya, Libya:
This city recorded a whopping 57.8°C on September 13, 1922. The city is located in the Sahara Desert, the largest in the world and the driest.
6. Illizi, Algeria:
On August 18, 2011, this city recorded a temperature of 51°C. This is part of the hot season which lasts from April to November. July, however, is the warmest month and June is the driest.
7. Mecca, Saudi Arabia:
This is the most visited city for people of the Muslim faith. Muslims make a pilgrimage (the Hajj) at least once in their lifetime to the city to visit the largest mosque in the world. The temperatures here have risen as high as 37°C and have peaked at 43°C during most Junes. There is little or no rain in this city, as only 10-12 days are raining in the city.
8. Marrakech, Morocco:
The weather changes drastically throughout the year. The lowest temperatures are seen throughout winter in the months of January and February. There is also a great deal of rainfall during these months. During the summer the climate changes to warmer with high temperatures reaching up to 38°C.
9. Las Vegas, Nevada:
This city is in the middle of the desert. Many of those who live in Las Vegas also live up North. Las Vegas is usually their winter residence in order to get away from the snow. Temperatures peak at 35°C in this city in the month of July. They can also reach up to 41°C between the months of June and August. The hottest day was recorded on July 24, 1985 at 46.7°C
10. Dallol, Ethiopia:
The temperature was standardized at 34.4°C between 1960 and 1966 in this Ethiopian city. The country is located near the equator but is largely mountainous. The highest temperature to be recorded in the city was 48.9°C.