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Do you know where the HOTTEST places on Earth are?
So far this year we’ve seen 16 days of temperatures at or above 100 degrees. The air conditioner has been running almost non stop and I’m afraid to open the power bill. But as hot as it’s been it doesn’t come close to the hottest places on earth.
According to the “Minute Earth” podcast NASA constantly measures the Earth’s temperature with a Spectroradiometer from space. The highest recorded temperature has been in the Lut Desert in Iran at 159.3 degrees! Check out this youtube video to learn more click here.
The five highest recorded temperatures by Weather Stations on Earth are;
#5 Araouane, Mali – 130 degrees Araouane is a small Saharan village on the way to Timbuktu (a real place!). Just 300 families call this desert place home
#4 Timbuktu, Mali – 130.1 degrees The city best known for being the middle of nowhere Timbuktu is also a hot-hot-hot place. Timbuktu sits on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, about 10 miles north of the Niger River. The town is surrounded by sand dunes and the streets are often covered in sand. With a recorded high of 130.1 F (54.5 C), Timbuktu is one of the hottest places in the world.
#3 Kebili, Tunisia – 131 degrees While it’s egg-fryingly hot, Kebili is actually a desert oasis. The 18,000 people who call this town home face heat waves with temperatures of 131 F (55 C).
#2 Ghadames, Libya – 131 degrees Tying in temperature-record with Kebili is Ghadames, Libya, another oasis in the middle of a desert. The native Berber population of about 7,000 live in houses made with thick walls of mud, lime and tree trunks that help protect them from the blazing heat.
#1 Death Valley, United States – 134 degrees Death Valley is the driest and lowest valley in the United States those conditions add up to some extreme temperatures. On July 10, 1913, at the Furnace Creek weather station, thermometers recorded 134 degrees, the highest temperature ever measured.
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