The Hottest Place On Earth

by Kashif Masood | 21:13 in , |

The Hottest Place On Earth
The planet Earth is a series of extreme places where high temperatures can put hot records. Let's look at the absolute "winners."

Dallol, Ethiopia 
This sizzling city in the Afar depression, Ethiopia, holds the top spot for the highest average annual temperature ever recorded. In the period from 1960 to 1966, the average temperature in the Dallol was 34,4 ° C (during the day the mercury regularly rising above 38 ° C). It should be noted that these figures - annual averages, which means that the temperature throughout the year at Dallol is reduced only slightly. Thus, the heat is almost never stops at any time of the year.Today Dallol - a ghost town, but in the 1960s it was a mining settlement. Among the modern attractions include the amazing hydrothermal deposits, as shown in the photo above. It is also interesting to note that the Afar depression, where the Dallol - is volcanically active region, and is located not far from the volcano of the same name. Thus, it seems that the heat in the city literally comes from all directions - from the sun on top and bubbling lava below.
 
Tirat Zvi, Israel
Tirat Zvi - it is a religious kibbutz in Israel, located in the Beit She'an Valley, 220 meters below sea level. Although located near the Jordan River maintains the fertility of the region in the summer months, the sun literally burns up the valley. In June 1942, a settlement was recorded the highest temperature throughout Asia - 53,9 ° C.
To escape the heat, the settlers often immersed in ponds fed by springs, and every home is equipped with an awning that provides shade.

Timbuktu, Mali
Timbuktu city boasts a rich and fascinating history. Being at the crossroads of ancient Saharan trade routes, it was once a thriving center of science and the starting point of Islam throughout Africa. Although the city and maintains a permanent population, as well as a place to store the greatest collection of ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu slowly recedes before approaching the Sahara desert. The main problem is the local desertification, as in there are big dunes and the streets are often buried under windblown sand.
The temperature then increased too, often fever was recorded at above 55 ° C. The good news is that in the cool waters of the Niger can dip only 24 km from the city.

 Kebili, Tunisia
Ironically, a desert oasis Kebili in central Tunis - this is a place where people fleeing the North African heat. At least here there are palm trees, providing shade and cooling water. Even so, not foreign Kebili high temperatures: here the mercury rises to the level of 55 ° C, and the figure of one of the highest recorded in Africa.
However, the city is picturesque and it is worth a visit, despite the extreme climate. People live here almost as long as modern man stepped foot on the surface of the earth: there is clear evidence that Kebili been inhabited 200,000 years ago.

 
Rub al-Khali, Arabia
Being the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, the Rub al-Khali covers almost a third of the Arabian Peninsula and is located on the territory of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. Of course, this is hot. Hot and dry. The mercury reaches 56 ° C, and a respite from the heat does not happen, because the usual annual rainfall barely reaches 3 cm
The desert Rub al-Khali is so inhospitable to people that it never crossed on foot, until February 2013, when the South African team was able to move her.
El Azizia, Libya
September 13, 1922 the city of El Azizia made ​​history when there the weather station recorded the highest temperature measured on Earth right - sizzling 58 ° C. Record worked 90 years as the World Meteorological Organization in 2012 has not announced that the 1922 data were flawed.
Although the record Aziziyah was written off, there is no doubt that the region is able to demonstrate such indicators as well as the local summer temperature regularly reaches 48,9 ° C. Moreover, the entries in the Libyan city of Ghadames also very close to record levels. 


 Death Valley, the United States of America 
Death Valley is located in California's Mojave Desert - is the lowest, hot and dry region in North America, holds the world record for the highest temperature - 56,7 ° C. In 2012, the World Meteorological Organization has awarded the Valley of Death, when it turned out that the previous record holder Aziziyah showed erroneous figures.
Although the sun-scorched landscape really comes to borders might forms of life can exist here. By the night of hiding out bobcats, foxes and rodents, and on the highest points of the region are subsistence Bighorn. And when the rain still falls from the dungeons appear scorched plants and cover the bottom of the valley of colorful blooms. Sometimes it seems that this place - a haven of magic. Death Valley - is home to the mysterious moving rocks. They leave their itinerary as proof of movement, even though the process of moving, no one has ever seen with my own eyes.

 

 Fire Mountain, China 
Obviously, his name Fire Mountains, located in the Chinese mountains of Tien Shan, obliged spectacular ravines, rugged base of red sandstone and resembles flames. But the name has appeared for other reasons - these mountains piping hot.
Although the lack of direct measurements of the weather station temperature are held, NASA satellite, equipped with Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (a device capable of measuring the temperature on the surface of the planet from space), one of the highest recorded temperature in the history of measurements - 66,8 ° C. This figure registered in 2008 was the highest in the world for that year. 


 Badlands, Australia 
Australia - is the driest inhabited continent on Earth, most of it - it is a vast desert. Since this region resides few people accurate temperature data virtually absent. In these remote regions is simply no reason to have a complex meteorological station.
However, there is evidence of local searing temperatures, especially during periods of drought, when there is no cloud cover to hide the hot sands of the merciless sun. In 2003, which was a particularly hot temperature fluctuations due south of El Niño, NASA satellite recorded in the so-called region Badlands temperature 69,3 ° C.

 

 Dasht-i-Lut, Iran 
And here it is - the hottest place on Earth. Dasht-i-Lut Desert - it is so parched and desolate region that there is simply no one to watch the temperature regularly. Yes, there is such a work can be just awful.
While the content in this desert weather station is impractical, NASA satellites were able to measure the temperature of there the space during the seven-year study. For five of those years - in 2004-2007 and 2009 - the hottest place on Earth is becoming desert Dasht-i-Lut. In 2005, it was registered the temperature of 70,7 ° C and this was the highest rate of officially confirmed on Earth.