As the sun beats down relentlessly on our planet, some regions bear the brunt of its scorching intensity more than others. From blistering deserts to steamy tropical expanses, the Earth showcases a stunning array of climates, each with its own unique tale of temperature extremes. In this article, we embark on a journey to uncover the hottest countries in the world and delve into the astonishing temperature records they hold.
Whether you are looking for quick vacations or you are exploring more long-term options, articles like this one provide you with alternatives with just a click. This particular article not only lists the countries with the hottest temperatures in the last thirty years, but it also offers some reasons why countries are hotter than others.
We must address the reasons why the weather conditions are the way they are in certain parts before the actual list. The first thing you need to realize is that this article is not about the hottest seasons recorded in history or how hot the heat waves are in certain parts of the world, as opposed to others. We are looking at the average temperature in all countries and how warm that average temperature is.
In simple terms, regardless of how hot or cold extreme seasons are, there is always an average point, and to make this list, we checked the average temperatures in the past thirty-five to forty years. It means that it could get hotter in some parts (in very hot) than the average temperatures recorded in this list.
Reasons for the Heat Level in some countries
The following are some of the reasons why the heat levels in certain countries are so high:
a. Location: Seasons in weather exist because of the movement of the earth around the sun. This is why certain countries are more likely to receive more heat and sunlight from the sun. Essentially, some countries get to spend more time before the sun than others. Countries around the north pole spend the least time before the sun.
b. Climate Change: Climate change is the increase in the average weather condition over time. Generally, the earth has been warmer in the past seven years due to various man-made factors. However, certain countries have experienced a more significant increase than others. The reason for this can be traced to other factors like location and the presence of sufficient water bodies.
c. Nearness to water bodies: The closer a place is to a water body, the colder it is. The vapor from these water bodies not only returns as rain, thereby decreasing chances of drought, it also reduces hot air in the atmosphere is because of the presence of water molecules via sea waves.
Top 10 Hottest Countries/Places/Cities in the World 2022
Having reviewed some of the reasons why the countries on our list are perhaps as hot as they are, here are the top ten hottest countries in the world;
10. Benin: This country is in west Africa with Nigeria and Togo on the east and west respectively. Benin lands on our list as a result of the average temperature of about 81.59℉. Like Palau, the heat in this country is controlled by a great body of water (the Atlantic Ocean).
9. Palau: At an average temperature of about 81.63℉, this small inland, west of the pacific kicks off this list at number ten. This tropical island is bordered at the east by the Philippines and boasts of a warm atmosphere all year.
This is due to its distance from the Equator and the heat from this Sun. This nation does not experience heat waves as a result of the presence of the Pacific Ocean.
8. The Maldives: This country is located at about 4.2° north of the equator, the Maldives stumbles in at number 8, with an average temperature of 81.77℉. Close to the Indian empire, the ‘people’ of several islands have now been morphed into one.
7. The Gambia: This small country takes up our seventh spot with 82.2℉ that feels like summer at its peak. Surrounded by Senegal, it attracts a lot of tourists with its unique landmarks and resorts along its Atlantic Ocean.
6. Aruba: The average temperature picks up at no.6, with this Dutch-Cari Island. Tourists love the excitement of swimming with flamingos and enough heat to give just the right tan.
In the hottest seasons, however, it could rise from the average 82.4℉ up to an alarming 93℉. Also, you should note that Aruba is a clear instance of the role water bodies play in taming the heat.
5. Tuvalu: Tuvalu, the fourth smallest country in the world, is surrounded by warm waters. The location and topography support very humid seasons, regardless of day or month. For example, warm waters prevent the temperature from dipping. It has an average temperature of 85.5℉ and a record of 106℉ as the highest point.
4. Djibouti: Situated in the north of Africa, the greatest factor contributing to its average temperature (82.40 ℉) is the fact that this country consists of mostly deserts. It has Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia as neighboring countries – all of them very warm nations.
It is also about 12°, north of the Equator – another reason for its incredibly hot. Also, if this list was for countries with the highest number of heat periods at their peak, Djibouti would be at the top of our list. It has hit an incredible record of 117℉ at several points in the last 30 years.
3. Saint Barthelemy: St. Barbs is not just famous for its white-sand beaches, it also has somewhat of a perpetual ‘summer’ with an average temperature of 82.7℉.
2. Burkina Faso: The second hottest country on this planet is in the west of Africa and is bordered by the hottest country; Mali. It has an average temperature of 83℉ and is somewhat divided into two parts.
The first consists of mostly savannah regions, while the other has a lot of Sahel regions. Its highest temperature is between 117℉-120℉. It is worthy of note that like Mali, some of its parts share landmarks with the Sahara Desert.
1. Mali: Mali is the hottest country in the country with a temperature of 83.3℉ that can shoot up to 115℉.
It makes the top of this list perhaps because it has one of the least fluctuations in heat levels. Regardless of the season or whether it is day or night, the temperature in Mali is mostly humid.
A good number of countries on this list are in the African region. This is due to the large desserts surrounding these parts and the position of the continent positioning the African nations for more heat from the sun.
Also, one of the factors listed in this article, responsible for the high temperature of these countries is Climate Change. Man’s activities are adding to the greenhouse gas effect, thereby making the entire Earth warmer than it has ever been. This means that in the next ten years if nothing is done about this current trajectory, the temperature in the countries that made this list would most likely shoot up. The heat periods in some of these countries are hot enough, no need to reach an unbearable point.