Top 10 Hottest Countries In The World

If visiting the hottest countries in the world is something that you’re interested in, then here is a list of the top ten hottest countries in the world. Some of the countries in this list have a year-round hot and humid climate with consistently high temperatures, whereas a number of them reach high temperatures only during summer.

A number of factors affect the overall temperature of the area. Sometimes, external factors like pollution and high population density lead to high temperatures.

Check out the top ten hottest countries in the world and learn more about these hot and humid destinations.

10. Mexico:

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This central American country stands at the 10th position as the hottest destinations in the world. Sometimes, the average temperature on a summer day can reach as high as 50 degrees celsius in Mexico.

Due to its balmy climate and cool beaches, a number of cities in Mexico are some of the best summer holiday destinations in the world.

9. Somalia:

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This African country has consistent hot temperatures all year around. Due to minimal rain and average high temperatures, the climate in Somalia is always humid. The country experiences medium to high heat year-round.

8. India:

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Although this country has many hill stations where temperatures soar below zero degrees celsius, many cities around the country experience high heat and a balmy climate all year round.

As the majestic Himalayas border the northern end of the country, the cold wind originating from Central Asia doesn’t pass through the country. Therefore, many north Indian cities experience moderate and high temperature all throughout the year. Even many south Indian cities experience year-round hot temperature.

7. Sudan:

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Sudan is another African country that experiences high heat all year round – exceeding 45°C, even on a rainy day. Also, the country experiences little to no rain year-round. That makes the climate of the country hot, humid, and balmy.

6. Oman:

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This Middle Eastern country is one of the very hot countries that experiences a high of 54°C in summer days. Due to the consistent hot temperature, low rain and mild winters, the temperature in Oman is always hot and humid.

Even during winter days, the average temperature reaches 25°C. Due to the recorded high temperature all year round, Oman is ranked at the 6th position in the list of hottest countries.

5. Iran:

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Another Middle Eastern Nation that experiences hot and humid temperatures all year round. Due to dry summers and low rain, the average temperatures often exceed 40°C. Even during winter, the day time temperature is always high.

4. Algeria:

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As one of the hottest countries in the world, Algeria experiences extremely hot days and cool nights. Although the country experiences mild rain and cool nights, temperatures during the day time soar above 50°C.

Temperatures in winter averages around 25°C. Summers are always dry, humid, and hot.

3. Iraq:

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Iraq experiences some of the most humid days during the year. This country has a record of incredibly high temperature during summers. Usually, the temperatures in Iraq soar above 50°C.

Whether it is summer or winter, the temperature remains hot and humid with an average of 20-30°C. That makes Iraq one of the hottest places to live on earth. Winter days are also moderately hot with the temperatures remain in the early 30s.

2. Saudi Arabia:

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Saudi Arabia’s hot climate is due to the hot air that comes from the desert, with a major part of the country falling under the desert zone. Therefore, the year-round temperature in this country always soars above 50°C. Just as many other Gulf countries, Saudi Arabia also experiences low to moderate rain. This is the main reason for the high temperature in the country.

A number of times, the day time temperature in Saudi Arabia reaches 52°C. That certainly makes Saudi Arabia the second hottest country in the world.

1. Libya:

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Standing at the top is Libya, the hottest country in the world. With temperatures recorded above 58°C, Libya truly justifies its title as the hottest nation in the world. The country’s landscape shows a mass of desert. Therefore, the entire nation experiences inconsistent rainfall, unpredictable weather and extreme hot temperature all year round. Both summer and winter in Libya are hot and humid.

A number of surveys also claim that California’s Death Valley is the hottest spot in the world. However, taking the temperature of the whole country into account, it is true that the USA is not a very hot country overall.

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    • Thanks Asaed,

      I couldn’t imagine how that would feel considering the highest it reached this year in Melbourne was 43.9 degrees (sure bet i was cowering inside).