Thinking this summer is too hot for you? Well, you might never have the same thought after reading this. Because we might be heading soon to more cold days, we decided to talk about some hot places to divert your mind from the coming wet season.
Have you, for once, ever wondered if Satan’s hell really exists? And if it does, how hot can it be there? But there’s actually no point in asking that question. No one, except Satan, can answer that. But who says hellish hotness only exists after life? We present you places that can be as hot as Satan’s den, and you don’t need death to come get you to feel it.
They say the highest temperature ever was recorded in Lut Desert in southern Iran in 2005, with a temperature of 159.3 degrees Fahrenheit or 70.7 degrees Celsius. Most of the time in the past few decades, people used to consider El Azizia, Libya, as the hottest place, starting when it went as hot as 136 degrees Fahrenheit on September 13, 1922.
El Azizia, Libya
But the used-to-be-hottest places on Earth lost when a research made by a team from the University of Montana using data from the US Geological Survey’s Landsat Satellite. For seven years of observation, the Lut Desert showed the highest temperature. But the team themselves know that due to various phenomena that can take place anytime and other considerations, the hottest place can vary from year to year.
Lut Desert, Iran
Image of Lut Desert taken by Landsat 7 Satellite on July 6, 1999
But the Lut Desert is way too cold compared to the Death Valley. In 1972, the area recorded a temperature of 201 degrees Fahrenheit or 93.89 degrees Celsius. It was observed at an area called the Furnace Creek. But that was not considered indicative of the weather there because only a small part was measured, unlike the Lut Desert that was measured as a geographic area.
Another challenger is the Dallol, an Ethiopian settlement in Danakil Desert. It is packed with volcanoes that give out molten rocks. The color of the area also indicates that it is not that nice to spend a day in there. The place has the highest annual temperature, which is 94 degrees Fahrenheit. It was often visited for salt mining, but now it is considered a ghost town, as only some Afar and occasional extreme traveler would go in the area.
Other hot places are Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which has an annual temperature of 87.3 degrees Fahrenheit (30.7 °C), and Bangkok, Thailand, that has an annual temperature of 86.5 degrees Fahrenheit (30.3 °C).
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
These places are insanely hot you could fry eggs in the stones there or even grill meat. There’ll be a big-time saving in gas. But personally, I will prefer getting soaked in rain in my place than to get fried alive in those areas. Even free tickets to Death Valley? No, thanks.