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Top 5 Hottest Places on Earth

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The climate in Florida is pretty hot for most of the year, forcing you to crank up any one of our leading AC brands at home. Though it can get sweltering hot here, there are other places on the planet that give the hot Florida climate a run for its money. Such locations across the globe have temperatures that rise beyond human comfort, leading some countries like Qatar to install outdoor cooling systems. The professional AC/HVAC team at All Brands Corp. AC Inc. lists the top 5 hottest places on Earth.

1.      Death Valley, California, USA

Currently holding the record with the world’s highest recorded temperature by the World Meteorological Organization and listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, Death Valley has reached a boiling temperature of 134° F in July 1913.[1] Since air is hotter closer to Earth’s surface, Death Valley’s high temperature is attributed to the fact that this desert is approximately 190ft below sea level. Today, the national park’s temperatures reach 116.6° F during the summer and it’s the driest place in the United States.

2.      El Azizia, Libya

Though it was stripped of its title as the city with the highest recorded temperature in 2012 due to an inaccurate measurement taken on an asphalt-like surface, El Azizia reaches temperatures over 120° F during the summer. The North African town by the Mediterranean is 25 miles south of Tripoli and it used to claim the title of the hottest place on Earth in 1922 with a recorded temperature of 136.4° F.

3.      Dallol, Ethiopia

Full of geological wonders such as acidic hot springs, gas geysers, and salt formations, Dallol is a hydrothermal field, making it one of the hottest places on Earth. From 1960 to 1966, the average daily temperature in Dallol was recorded at 105.8° F, the highest average temperature of any inhabited place on Earth.

4.      Wadi Halfa, Sudan

A perfect place for hydrophobes or people who don’t like rain, Wadi Halfa hardly ever experiences rainfall, earning its place at #4 as one of the hottest places on Earth. Located on the shores of “Lake Nubia,” this Sudanese city has reached a temperature as high as 127° F back in April 1967.[2]

5.      Dasht-e Lut, Iran

Another uninhabitable desert like Dallol, Dasht-e Lut is sometimes dubbed “the hottest surface on the planet,” from what NASA calls “land skin temperatures.” In 2005, the desert’s temperature reached as high as 159° F, and it’s said not even bacteria can survive its grueling heat.


Whenever you feel it’s too hot outside in Florida, just think of the 5 hottest places on Earth and you’ll be grateful that it doesn’t feel like you’re living in the bowels of Hell. If you’d like to learn more about our inventory of Lennox AC units and other brands, contact an AC/HVAC specialist on our team at 305-619-0650 today!




[1] Guinness World Records – Highest recorded temperature

[2] Live Science – The 8 Hottest Places on Earth

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