We’ve been enjoying some pretty hot temperatures in the UK this summer, particularly here in London. Even when the sun is shining, the temperatures here in the UK don’t come anywhere close to many other countries around the world. At ACS Installations, we’re experts when it comes to keeping our customers cool. So, we thought we’d take a look at some of the hottest places around the world.
Death Valley, USA
Death Valley in California boasts the world record for the highest reliably reported air temperature ever recorded. Temperature of 56.7 degrees Celsius recorded in July 1913. It wasn’t just a one off – during the summer months, temperatures in the desert region average at 47 degrees Celsius. Being the driest place in the US, Death Valley is also widely considered as one of the hottest places in the world. So, if you’re heading here on holiday anytime soon, make sure your accommodation has air conditioning!
With an annual mean air temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, Bangkok is official the world’s hottest city (according to the World Meteorological Organisation). Coupled with high humidity, this amazing city can be somewhat uncomfortable in the temperature steaks!
With average temperatures of 34.6 degrees Celsius, Dallol has the world’s highest average temperature for any inhabited place. But this is a country of contrasts as, just across the salt plains at the Dallol volcano, you’ll find the lowest average temperatures on earth too!
On 13th September 1922, Al-Aziziyah reported the hottest air temperature ever recorded, at 57.8 degrees Celsius. However, in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation announced that the recording was invalid and, the record was handed back to Death Valley. Regardless, this is one hot place!
Dasht-e Lut, Iran
Dasht-e Lut recorded the highest surface temperature in both 2004 and 2005, with surface temperatures soaring above 70 degrees Celsius. And it’s not just super-hot here – it’s also incredibly dry! The desert plateau is the world’s driest spot, so dry in fact that across a large area of the central Lut, not one single creature is able to survive.
Flaming Mountains, China
Located north of Tupan, temperatures in the Flaming Mountains often reach around 50 degrees Celsius in the summer. The red sandstone hills can reach a surface up to 70 degrees Celsius. The hills are 500 m high and got their name from the red burning glow they reflect at sunset.