Over 50°C i.e. the hottest places on Earth.
In search for the perfect holiday spot with endless summer, shining sun and hot weather, be cautious not to pick up the hottest place on Earth. The extremely high temperatures may turn your paradise into the hell. Literally.
Here is the list of the hottest (in terms of temperature) places on Earth.
Danakil depression in Ethiopia is considered to be the world’s hottest places. During the dry season the average temperature totals to 48°C (118 °F)!
Desert in Ethiopia. By Terri O'Sullivan
However, that is EL Azizia in Libya that hit the record-breaking result of 57.8°C (135.9 °F). Well, that was on 13 September 1922, but, I bet, there’s still someone alive who remembers that hot day.
Libya by Lontananze d'Azzurro
North America 56.7°C
Death Valley, California, U.S.A reached 56.7°C (134° F) on 10 July, 1913.
Death Valley by Michael Ransburg
Deatn Valley by Michael Ransburg
Israel reported 53.9°C (°F 129) in Tirat Tzvi in 1944. It is still hot nowadays in the country where the temperature exceeds 40°C on average during the summer.
Israel by wheelo50411
Dried river bank, Israel. By frankdasilva
It can get really hot (and bad) in Australia when bushfires and droughts spread throughout the continent. 2008/2009 summer with its 47°C was close to the record of 1960 when Oodnadatta in South Australia reported 50.7°C (123.3°F).
Road in Oodnadatta by jwbenwell
Lake Hume, Australia. By suburbanbloke
Try to walk through the centre of Sevilla in Spain at noon in July and you will know what it means to live in the hottest place in Europe. It easily gets over 40°C during the summer in the town. That was on 4 August 1881, however, when Sevilla reported 50°C (122 °F) – the hottest day recorded in Europe.
Sevilla's street in shade by sjaces