If you can’t handle the heat, you might find it tough visiting any of the hottest countries in the world, but if you can persevere, you will be in for a great experience.
With global warming becoming more of a concern and temperatures rising worldwide, many countries are finding that things are heating up.
Those countries close to the earth’s Equator always tend to be among the warmest as well as those that are land-locked, desert-covered or islands tend to always be amongst the hottest nations in the world.
If you have ever wondered which countries are the hottest in the world, this article is the one for you as we will be listing what we believe to be the top ten hottest countries in the world currently.
10. The Gambia – 27.5 °C (81.5 F)
The Gambia is located in West Africa and has an equatorial climate with an average temperature of 27.5 C (81.5 F). It is one of the smaller countries in Africa.
9. Benin – 27.55 °C (81.56 F)
Benin is a country located in Western Africa that has an average temperature of 27.55 C (81.56 F) and is a country in which the weather is generally warm and humid all year round.
Their dry and hot season lasts from December to March and the rainy season lasts from June to October.
8. Palau – 27.6 C (81.68 F)
Palau is a country that can be best described as being a group of islands located on the western Pacific Ocean and home to an equatorial climate.
Palau is a popular tourist destination and can be visited all year round. However, it’s recommended to visit from November to May instead of June to August, which is the rainy season.
7. Mauritania and Maldives – 27.65 C (81.77 F)
Mauritania, located in northwest Africa, is a country with an average annual temperature of 27.65 C (81.77 F). The country is surrounded by desert, so it naturally has a hot and dry climate.
In joint place with Mauritania is the Republic of Maldives, which, similarly to Palau, is a country comprised of a chain of islands and is, geographically speaking, one of the smallest countries in the world.
6. Senegal – 27.85 C (82.13 F)
In sixth place on our list of the top ten hottest countries in the world is Senegal, another African nation located in western Africa. Senegal is a country that is best known for its stunning beaches.
The average temperature for Senegal is 27.85 C (82.13 F). The country has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: the dry season from December to April and the rainy season from May to November.
5. Tuvalu – 28 C (82.4 F)
Tuvalu is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean comprised of nine coral islands and five reef islands. With an average yearly temperature of 28 C (82.4 F), Tuvalu is both one of the hottest and smallest countries in the world.
4. Djibouti – 28.2 C (82.76 F)
Djibouti, located in the horn of Africa just south of the equator, is also one of the smallest countries on the continent.
With an average temperature of 28.2 C (82.76 F), it is the fourth hottest country in the world and similar to other entries on the list, it has two seasons, a hot and dry one.
3. Kiribati – 28.21°C (82.77 F)
Kiribati is a nation comprised of 30 coral islands across the Pacific Ocean and is one of the world’s smallest countries. Kiribati enjoys a tropical and humid climate all year round, with very little in the way of temperature variations.
2. Mali – 28.25°C (82.85 F)
Mali is one of the largest countries in Africa and enjoys an average yearly temperature of 28.25 C (82.85 F). Mali is mainly covered by the Sahara Desert, the world’s largest and hottest desert. It is a landlocked region.
1. Burkina Faso – 28.29 C (82.92 F)
In first place on our list of the top ten hottest countries in the world is Burkina Faso which has an average temperature of 28.29 C (82.92 F). Burkina Faso possesses some of the most fertile lands in West Africa.
That concludes our list of the top ten hottest countries in the world. Have you visited any of them, and if so, how did you handle the heat?
Other notable mentions:
Marshall Islands: The Marshall Islands is a country in Micronesia with an average temperature of 27.4 C (81.32 F), and its islands remain one of the most remote places on earth.
Ghana: Ghana has an average temperature of 27.2 C (80.96 F). The best time to visit Ghana would be between October and March when the humidity is less severe.
Bahrain: Bahrain is a small country located on the coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the hottest countries in the world, with an average temperature of 27.15 C (80.85 F).
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia is one of the warmest countries in the world. Temperatures average in the early 40s C (104 F) in the summer months, the hottest month being July.
Tunisia: Tunisia’s average temperature is 27°C (81°F) with the hottest month being August. While the whole country gets generally warm, there are scorching temperatures in the desert region of the country.
FAQs about the hottest countries in the world
Are the world’s hottest countries getting hotter?
According to the latest scientific evidence, the entire planet is getting hotter, so yes, it is fair to say that the hottest countries in the world are getting hotter.
How do you measure the hottest country in the world?
There are two main ways to measure which is the hottest country in the world: you can either rank them by using the warmest temperature ever recorded in a country’s history, or you can rank the hottest countries in the world by their average yearly temperature.
Which country has the highest temperature in the world?
Burkina Faso has the hottest temperature recorded in the world.