Hottest Place on Earth: Many parts of India are passing through severe heat wave conditions. Several places in North and Central India touched 49 degree Celsius mark last week. Needless to say, such extreme temperatures have led to many problems. It reminds us of how the temperature is in other parts of the world.
So, today we take a look at some of the hottest places in the world where the temperatures cross the 50 degree mark. Even at places where it crosses the 70 degree Celsius mark. Find out what those places are and what happens there.
Hottest Place on Earth: Here is the full list
Bandar-e Mahshahr, Iran
In July 2015, the temperature of 74 degree was recorded in Bandar-e-Mahashahr. Earlier, the highest temperature recorded was 51 degrees.
Dasht-e Lut, Iran
This desert plateau has the world’s hottest land temperature – measurements taken between 2003 and 2009 found the maximum temperature to be 70.7 degrees. Needless to say that this area is deserted. Nobody can stay here.
Al-Aziziyah, Libya, in 1922 the former capital of Jafra District, 25 miles south of Tripoli, claimed the title of the hottest place on Earth. Let us tell you that the mercury was recorded at 58 degrees. However, it was removed from its title in 2012 when meteorologists declared it invalid due to a number of factors, including the fact that the person who recorded it was inexperienced. However, the city still regularly sees temperatures exceeding 48 degrees Celsius.
Death Valley currently holds the record for hottest air temperature ever. In the summer of 1913, the desert valley reached 56.7 °C, clearly threatening the limits of human existence. Today the average temperature reaches 47 degrees during the summer, and is the driest place in the US states.
This oasis in the heart of the desert is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its iconic mud huts. It helps protect 7,000 residents from the sweltering heat. It is known as the ‘Pearl of the Desert’ and the temperature here reaches an average height of 40 degrees. Let us tell, once the temperature has been recorded 55 degrees.
Tirat Zvi, Israel
Tirat Zvi’s tiny kibbutz has claimed the hottest temperature on record in Asia. Let us tell you, in June 1942, it reached 54 degree Celsius. Even on less hot days it hits an average temperature of 37 degrees.
Wadi Halfa, Sudan
Throughout the year, Wadi Halfa, a windy town on the shores of Lake Nubia in Sudi, receives almost no precipitation. June is the hottest month here with an average temperature of 41 °C. Let us tell you, in April 1967, the hottest temperature recorded was 53 degrees.