The World's hottest places

Video countdown of hottest places

Temperatures are soaring this summer and are reaching new heights. Take a look at some of the hottest places around the world. This summer has had people getting away from the searing temperatures and hitting hill stations and other relatively cooler places with oodles of sun-block in tow.

Some places around the world have seen the hottest of summers. Sevilla, Spain has seen temperatures of 122 F (50 C) and Oodnadatta, Australia reached 123.3 F (50.72 C). Another place in Israel called Tirat Zvi recorded temperatures of 129 F/53.9 C.

Rub’ Al Khali in Oman, Saudi Arabia is also a very hot place; this region is predominantly desert and is highly inhospitable for most vegetation and is sparsely populated. Death Valley, California has also recorded temperatures of 134 F/56.7 C. Death Valley hugs the border of California and Nevada and is home to a lot of vegetation and wildlife endemic to the region.

Al ’Aziziyah located in northwestern Libya is also a very hot place. Unlike many other hot regions this one is densely populated. On the other hand, Dasht-e Lut in Iran is a salt desert, so the temperatures reach a searing 159 F/70.6 C. The salt desert also has regions that are covered with black volcano lava, which caters to more absorption of heat keeping the temperatures soaring at all times. The temperature is so hot rendering the place absolutely inhabitable not allowing any form of life to subsist here.

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