After cold winter months, summer is always a very welcomed and desired season of the year, but there are places on our planet that so hot that it test the limits of what is habitable.
Over the years the crown for the world’s hottest places has changed because of the climate change. High temperatures can be deadly for our lives and also for any other form of life. Extremely hot places are not a friendly environment at all, so most of them have never been inhabited. Others were abandoned after the temperatures rose.
This town deserves the crown for the hottest town in the world with temperatures measured up to 94 degrees Fahrenheit. There is never a break from the high temperatures throughout the year, so this makes Dallol an uninhabitable place. In 1960’s it was a mining settlement but today is a ghost town.
Located near an active volcano, Dallol seems to be heated by the sun and also from the ground upwards, there’s no escape!
Tirat Zvi, Israel
Tirat Zvi is 722 feet bellow sea level. The area gets pummeled by the sun during the summer, though the Jordan River is nearby and keeps it fertile. There are pools fed by springs where residents cool down on extremely hot days.
This desert oasis is a place where people go to hide from the North African heat thanks to its palm trees and water the locals can cool off. Besides that, it’s the hottest place in Tunisia with temperatures up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. The town is picturesque and worth visit despite the extreme climate.
Rub’ Al Khali, Arabian Peninsula
This is the largest continuous sand desert in the world stretching between Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. It’s very inhospitable for humans with its hot and dry climate and barely any rainfall.
Australia is the hottest continent of all with temperatures in some parts that reach 156 degrees Fahrenheit. These are not a places where you want to live.
Death Valley, United States
Death Valley, California is the lowest, driest and hottest area in North America. It may seem there is no life existing here, but that’s not true. During the night bobcats, kit foxes and rodents roam around the valley. In the times of rain falls, wildflowers show up. But not many people.
Dasht-e Lut, Iran
This desert is so hot that nobody actually wants to measure the temperature. NASA satellites had managed to measure a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes this dessert the hottest place on the Earths surface.
Hosting the highest temperatures ever these places are not tourist’s favorite destinations. Although, there are people that like to visit places with extreme climate, sometimes just for fun, sometimes to prove human strength and to set world records.
If you find a challenge in any of these places and you like extreme heat this summer is perfect to have a hot adventure.
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