Top 10 Hottest Countries In The World

Many countries around the world experience record highs in temperature all year round. In contrast, most the countries on the list are near the equator which make them even hotter. As the earth spins, each of the countries get their spot nearest to the sun.


1. Libya:

This 4th largest state in Africa is located close to the equator and is considered to be the hottest country in the world. The land is covered mostly of arid and hot desert. In its capital, Tripoli, average high temperatures are around 30◦C in the summer. A wind called ghibli is able to change temperatures to around 40◦C to 50◦C.


2. Algeria:

Algeria experiences very hot temperatures. Even during the winter, the temperatures are hot and humid. Temperatures are known to exceed 50◦C in the country.


3. Ethiopia:

The country is considered one of the hottest in the world. The Danakil Depression is a desert with areas more than 100 metres below sea level. The area is marked by heat waves and also earth tremors. Temperatures have risen here up to 63◦C.


4. Iraq

Iraq experienced a hot year in 2010. The mercury reached 520◦C in Basra on June 14th. The country usually experiences dry and hot summers and wet winters. Most of the country experiences 10 inches of precipitation per year.


5. USA:

Some parts of the USA are hot, especially Death Valley, California. Temperatures average 48◦C during the summer days. The area is a harsh desert which has an average of 5 cm of rain per year.


6. Saudi Arabia:

In 2010, Saudi Arabia experienced a hot year. In Jeddah temperatures rose up to 52◦C. The heat wave was accompanied by a sandstorm. This caused a major blackout in 8 power plants in the country.


7. India:

India faced a number of heat waves within the last decade. In 2003 a heat wave killed at least 1065 people in the Southern part of India. In 2010, the heat wave that struck the country caused a major blow to the northwestern economy and its reliance on cotton.


8. Iran:

The country is also known to have hot climates, especially in the Lut Desert. This part of the country has seen temperatures rise up to 71◦C.


9. Thailand:

This country has a warm and tropical climate which is affected by annual monsoons. The hot seasons are between April and May. Bangkok has been recorded as the city with high and extreme temperature rising over 50◦C.


10. Chile:

One third of the country is dry and hot all year round. The country itself lies within 3 climate zones: tropical, subtropical and temperate. There were record highs in 2010 in the northern parts of Chile in 2010. The coastal part usually is cooler.


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