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The world is full of beautiful places. While some are extremely cold, others are hot, giving you ample Vitamin D to soak in.
There are two main ways to measure the hottest countries in the world. They are either ranked by using their warmest temperature ever recorded or the average yearly temperature in these countries is taken into account.
List of Hottest Countries in the World
If winters bother you too much, you can escape to these beautiful places and trade your sweaters and hoodies for some light, breathable, and cozy summer wear. Do not forget to carry ample sunscreen when you travel to the below-listed hottest countries of the world.
Burkina Faso records an average temperature of 28.29 degrees Celsius, thus one of the hottest countries on the planet. This tiny nation is located in West Africa and boasts a flat, arid savanna. The land is fertile, and interestingly, this place is the center of various cultures to explore.
Iraq is known to be a war-torn country, and also one of the hottest nations worldwide. The summer season takes a toll on the lives of the locals as the temperature rises to 48 degrees Celsius. Even though the country has many mountains in the northern region, it doesn’t serve respite for the people in summer.
Mali is one of the largest countries in Africa and among the hottest countries in the world. It records an average temperature of 28.25 degrees Celsius, enough to sweat you out. Most of the country is covered by the Sahara Desert, the largest hottest desert in the world. Thus, the scorching sun is obvious.
Another African country, touted as one of the hottest nations of the world, is Tunisia. There was a time when it observed a soaring temperature of 55 degrees Celsius. The summers are hot, with an average temperature around 32 degrees Celsius. In some places, it may get hotter than this.
Kuwait, the middle-eastern country, is one of the hottest nations in the world. It holds the record of the third-highest temperature ever (54 degrees Celsius). The nation is known for many reasons – hot dunes, stunning cityscape, excellent museums, delectable food, to name a few.
Iran typically gets hot in the summer season and witnesses a mild climate during winters. The average highest temperature ever recorded here is 29 degrees Celsius. This culturally-rich country has unfortunately witnessed a lot of disturbance in recent years. Iran is known for its delectable cuisines and beautiful architecture.
Another middle-eastern country considered one of the hottest in the world is Israel. One of the cities of Israel once recorded a high temperature of 54 degrees Celsius. The country remains kissed by the sun all the time.
The Republic of Kiribati is an island nation resting on 30 coral islands across the Pacific Ocean. Interestingly, it is known to be one of the hottest countries in the world, with an average temperature of 28.2 degrees Celsius. This micronation is also known as one of the smallest countries on the planet.
The Republic of Maldives is another chain of islands located around the Indian Ocean. This beautiful country boasts a tropical climate, but many parts of Maldives witness a great temperature rise. This place records an average temperature of 27.65 degrees Celsius. It is a popular spot among honeymooners. Visit here between November and May, and you will not regret it.
This place is a republic of northwest Africa. It records an average annual temperature of 27.65 degrees Celsius, making it one of the hottest countries worldwide. Much of the territory of this nation is flanked by desert. Thus, the temperature remains hot and dry. Sometimes, Mauritania also witnesses seasonal variations.
The summers in Pakistan are too hot to handle. The average highest annual temperature recorded by the country was 31.23 degrees Celsius. The locals here often complain about the rising sunny weather in the summer season. Fortunately, the weather becomes pleasant and tolerable in other seasons of the year.
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is the only country to be ranked as the hottest and the warmest country in the whole wide world. The hottest temperature ever recorded here remains whopping 52.1 degrees Celsius. UAE has a lot to boast – from infrastructure to tourism, culture, and of course, shopping. Visiting here is a treat for all.
It is an island in the west/central Pacific Ocean, situated halfway between Hawaii and Australia. Tuvalu comprises nine coral islands and five reef islands and also happens to be one of the hottest places in the world. The average summer temperature in the country extends up to 28 degrees Celsius.
Qatar may be geographically small, but it is one of the most developed middle-eastern nations. This country sits on the Arabian Peninsula. Though the temperature of Qatar stays mild, it can fluctuate because of changing weather conditions. Do not get surprised if you experience hot summers here, as the highest temperature recorded in the country went up to 48 degrees Celsius. Qatar is full of picturesque locations, museums, and skyscrapers.
Senegal is a beautiful island country located in Western Africa. It is well-recognized for its quaint and scenic beaches. The country enjoys a tropical climate with two seasons. It remains dry from December to April and witnesses rains from May to November. The average temperature recorded here is 27.85 degrees Celsius. If you plan to visit Senegal, the best time is between November and June.
The above-listed countries experience an immense rise in temperature now and then, especially during the summer season. In some countries, facing the sun becomes a pain in the neck. Visiting these countries to welcome a change of environment is a good idea. Be ready to keep your wet wipes handy. Stay hydrated while you explore these places, learn about their culture, and savor their local cuisines.
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