The hottest places in the world

These places have some of the highest recorded temperatures ever recorded on earth – even the most avid sun-soaker wouldn’t risk tanning in these areas!

1.Death Valley, California
Located in the Mojave Desert, Death Valley is currently considered the hottest place in the world with records that reached 56.7 °C . It is both the lowest and driest area on earth. Strangely, though it is the hottest place on earth during the day, at night temperatures fall below freezing.

2. Dallol, Ethiopia
Once a mining town, this is now considered one of the most remote places on earth with an average annual temperature of 35°C.

3. Timbuktu, Mali
With a highest recorded temperature of 48°C, this area is located on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert and is considered one of the hottest places on earth.

4. ‘Aziziya, Libya
Until 2012, this area had the highest recorded temperature on earth at  57.8 °C, recorded in 1922. However, due to controversies and issues regarding that reading it was withdrawn as of 2012.

5. Dasht-e Lut, Iran
This area has the hottest land surface temperature which can climb to 70.7 °C though the air temperature is less than this.