Here in the UK, we are all suffering from some of the coldest temperatures we have had in a long time so today I am trying to warm up by looking at the worlds hottest temperatures. These are the hottest places on Earth and these are their hottest ever recorded temperatures…
The Top 10 Hottest Places on Earth and Their Highest Temperatures
10 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Highest Recorded Temperature: 124.6°F (51.4°C)
While Jeddah is a region on the coast of the Red Sea it didn’t stop this crazy temperature being reached in June 2010, but hasn’t got anywhere near it since that day! Even at this first location you would suffer in the heat, so I could only imagine how peoples cats and dogs feel.
9 – San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico – Highest Recorded Temperature: 125°F (51.6°C)
San Luis Río Colorado is a city and its surrounding municipality lying in the northwestern corner of the state of Sonora, Mexico. While it does have the Colorado river going through it it still reach some pretty crazy heat.
8 – Basra, Iraq – Highest Recorded Temperature: 125.6°F (52°C)
This small city located on the Shatt al-Arab between Kuwait and Iran is one of the main shipping ports in Iraq. But being near water doesn’t mean it doesn’t average 122°F (50°C) most years!
7 – Nasiriyah, Iraq – Highest Recorded Temperature: 127.4°F (53°C)
This city in Iraq might be situated along the banks of the Euphrates River, but almost every year temperatures exceed 105°F (40°C) for 5 months! Its lowest ever recorded temperature is 43.1°F (6.2°C)!
6 – Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan – Highest Recorded Temperature: 128°F (53.3°C)
This is a major archaeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan and has been around for thousands of years, but this record temperature is considerably hotter than the average temperature in this location.
5 – Kuwait International Airport, Kuwait: – Highest Recorded Temperature: 128.3°F (53.5°C)
There aren’t many airports in the world that are used by both military and civilians, but this one is and at times it can get very hot indeed. I just hope the airport has very good air conditioning.
4 – Sulaibya, Kuwait – Highest Recorded Temperature: 128.5°F (53.6°C)
Sulaibiya is a small town in Al Jahra Governorate, Kuwait and it holds the record for the highest temperature in Asia and fourth highest in the world!
3 – Tirat Zvi, Israel – Highest Recorded Temperature: 129°F (54°C)
Located in the Beit She’an Valley just west of the Jordan River and the Israel-Jordan border it is a pretty small town with just 792 people living there currently. While it is always hot here in the peek of summer this temperature has never been topped.
2 – Kebili, Tunisia – Highest Recorded Temperature: 131°F (55°C)
Kebili is one of the oldest oases in Tunisia and North Africa and is said to be home to the earliest hard evidence of human habitation in Tunisia. When it comes to temperatures this city high-fives the 50°C (123°F) mark quite often, in fact, its yearly average is 55°C (131°F)!
1 – Death Valley, USA – Highest Recorded Temperature: 134°F (56.7°C)
This place doesn’t get its name because it’s a great family friendly location, this is considered the hottest place in the world and with the current all-time record temperature who could argue.