Many are curious about the hottest temperature ever recorded, but there is misleading information regarding this statistic. Death Valley in the California United States recorded a temperature of 56.7°C on July 10, 1913.
Highest temperature on earth observed ever
According to official data from NASA, the average temperature of the Earth has increased by more than 1.2 ºC since the end of the 19th century. The current highest temperature ever recorded on Earth is 56.7°C/134.1°F, and it occurred on July 10, 1913. Coincidentally, 106 years ago. The Valley is, in fact, considered the hottest place on Earth.
In his Weather Underground investigation, meteorological historian Christopher Burt, one of those responsible for the disqualification of Libya’s temperature, considered that the 1913 record was also “a myth” and calculated that it would be at least 2 ° C lower.
In his Death Valley Record Temperature Survey of 134°F, meteorologist William T. Reid also calls that mark “unlikely” and “not authentic.”
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed the temperature of 130 degrees in 2020 as the highest temperature ever reliably recorded. (At a minimum, it will be the hottest temperature ever recorded in August.)
10 hottest places in the world
Death Valley, United States. (Highest temperature: 56.7°C (134.06°F)
This place is considered an American monument, it is located in the Mojave desert in the state of California. It is the hottest, lowest, and driest area in the United States. And it belongs to the hottest and record places on the planet.
According to the World Meteorological Organization, Death Valley has the hottest temperature ever recorded directly. You might think that nothing lives there and that everything is sterile. Surprisingly, you can find some bobcats, rodents and kit foxes running around at night. If by chance the rain falls, wildflowers emerge.
Kuwait City, Kuwait Highest temperature: 46.9°C (116.4°F)
The deserts in the Arabian Peninsula, along the Persian Gulf, are known for high temperatures. But Kuwait City stands out from the rest. Located near the head of the Gulf, it is a great economic, cultural and political center of the country of Kuwait. About 4 million people live in this metropolitan area that juts out into the desert.
Dallol, Ethiopia (Highest temperature: 46.7 °C (116.1 °F)
Exactly this place is on all lists of the hottest places in the world. This is because this site in the Afar region of Ethiopia is the current record holder for the highest average temperature. Since the 1960s, Dallol has been known to have an average temperature around 34 °C (94 °F), which is very hot for an average temperature. This temperature is maintained for more or less the whole year, rising and falling slightly. Therefore, there is no escape from the heat there.
Kebili, Tunisia (Highest temperature: 55°C (131°F)
One of the hottest African countries in the world is Tunisia. Ironically, Kebili is an oasis in the heart of Tunisia, and yet the mercury in the thermometer rises there.
The Flaming Mountains, China (Highest temperature: 66.8°C (152.2°F)
Located in Xinjian of China, “The Flaming Mountains” got their name. First of all, it may be because the eroded gullies in the red rocks look like flames. So, they are blazing hot. Actually, there is no weather station there to measure the exact temperatures. But the NASA satellite recorded one of the highest temperatures on Earth in 2008. That justifies the fact that these mountains belong to the list of the hottest place in the world.
Lut Desert, Iran (Highest temperature: 70.7°C (159.3°F)
Dasht-e Lut or Lut Desert in Iran is considered by some to be the hottest place in the world, this place is so desolate and unimaginable that even bacteria cannot live there
Bangkok, Thailand (Highest Temperature: 40.2°C (104.4°F)
Bangkok is considered a hottest place in the world. The temperatures in this place are not as high as in the deserts mentioned above which are considered the hottest deserts in the world. But the difference in this place is that it remains in a constant temperature without actually giving people a break.
Cape Town, South Africa (Highest temperature: 42.2 °C (108 °F)
When you think of Cape Town, you usually think of amazing food, the harbour, Table Mountain and a wide variety of things about this beautiful city. Cape Town in 2015 got the title of the most popular city in the world. The decision was made when the Cape Town Meteorological Services measured a stellar number of 42°C. It was the city’s hottest temperature in a century! and for that reason it is one of the hottest places in the world!
Wadi Halfa, Sudan (Highest Temperature: 53°C (127°F)
The Lake Nasser region in Sudan is home to the world’s hottest desert. Wadi Halfa is very popular for its famous haboobs (intense dust storms) that sweep through the area.
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