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The Hottest Places on Earth

December 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Click here to listen to episode 201 of Weather Break

All this week on Weather Break, Dr. Jon Schrage is taking a look at some of the Earth’s weather extremes–the hottest places, the coldest places, the wettest places, and the driest places.  In today’s episode, he discusses the hottest places on Earth and why the climate of these locations is so warm.


According to Extreme Weather by Christopher C. Burt, the five hottest cities in the U.S. include:

  • Palm Springs, CA                                      108.3º
  • Yuma, AZ                                                 107.0º
  • Phoenix, AZ                                              106.0º
  • Las Vegas, NV                                           104.1º
  • Tucson, AZ                                                101.0º

The five hottest places in the world include:

  • Al Aziziyah, Libya                                      136º
  • Tindouf, Algeria                                         135º
  • Death Valley, CA                                       134º
  • Den Gardene, Kebili, Tunisia                    131º
  • Araouane, Timbuktu, Mali                         130º

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