Each country in the world has a specific climatic aspect it is known by. For example, if I asked you about Russia, you would say that it is a cold country. Or, if I asked you about Mali, you would say that the nation’s weather will be really hot!
And so it is true that for each nation on this planet, the geographical features and other such factors influence the weather it faces.
So today, we will read about those nations which have a climate that can be best described as summery and tropical in some cases, while scorching and blistering in the others.
Yes, today we are talking about the hottest countries in the world, as measured by the annual average temperature of the nation over the past 30 years by the meteorological arm of the World Bank.
10. The Gambia
The Gambia is a small, West African country surrounded by the nation of Senegal. The Gambia makes our top 10 list, having a tropical climate with very hot summers and cool winters.
There are small amounts of precipitation, while the amount of sunlight is very intense in the summers, which lasts from June to November.
The Gambia has an annual average temperature of 82.3 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Qatar is a Western Asian country that is mostly covered in desert and has flat terrain, so the climate across the country does not vary a lot.
The country faces very hot summers and the winter is relatively cooler. The rainfall in Qatar is meager and mostly occurs in the winter season. In summer, the temperature can reach as high as 108 Degrees Fahrenheit and is complemented by an uncomfortable amount of humidity.
Qatar has an annual average temperature of 82.4 Degrees Fahrenheit.
The island nation of Palau can be found in the Western Pacific ocean. Palau has a rainforest type of climate, which means that there is rainfall throughout the year.
This also means that there is a lot of humidity in the air, which reaches as high as 82 percent.
The summers are hot and sweaty, and even though they are uncomfortable, people living there are used to it because the weather of Palau remains constant around the year.
Palau has an annual average temperature of 82.4 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Bahrain is a small island nation found in the Persian Gulf. The climate in Bahrain is arid, and since the nation has the topography of a desert, the winter is very weak but distinct.
The summers in Bahrain get very hot, and this is combined with sand winds flowing towards the country and the water bodies around the country getting heated very quickly.
The summers become even more unbearable with the humidity that comes in from the Persian Gulf.
Bahrain has an annual average temperature of 82.7 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Mauritania is a country in Northwest Africa. Mauritania mainly has an arid climate, although there is a semi-arid climate to be found in the South of the country.
The temperature in Mauritania can reach extremes during the middle months of the year, and it is made worse by the hot, dry, dusty wind called Harmattan blowing towards the land.
In the Saharan zone, which is present in the north of the country, temperatures can reach almost 122 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Mauritania has an annual average temperature of 83 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Djibouti is an East African nation that is located in the Horn of Africa in the East of the continent.
Due to the presence of the country on an elevated landmass, there is a difference of temperatures found on the land that is on a higher altitude, to the one that is found on a lower altitude.
The temperature in the inland region can go as high as 106 Degrees Fahrenheit, but in the elevated slopes of places such as Airolaf and Day Forest National Park, temperature is only as high as 86 Degrees Fahrenheit. The climate in the country is mostly desert-like, with hot summers, mild winters, and very low precipitation.
Djibouti has an annual average temperature of 83 Degrees Fahrenheit.
The Oceanic nation of Tuvalu is next on our list, and is an island right in the middle of stormy and cyclonic weathers.
Tuvalu has extremely hot and humid temperatures during the summer season, and a wet winter season.
Also, there is a lot of rainfall all throughout the year, and it exceeds 3000 millimeters.
Tuvalu has an annual average temperature of 83.2 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Senegal is a West African nation that is characterised with a tropical climate.
The climate in Senegal is essentially hot and dry, combined with a rainy season that starts in late June and lasts for 5 months.
The summer season is dry and extremely hot, and a hot wind known as the harmattan blows through the nation which makes matters worse. The coastal regions have a moderate climate, but in the Northern inland regions the temperature is always high.
Senegal has an annual average temperature of 83.5 Degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is the next on our list, a tropical country that is situated in West Africa.
The winters in Burkina Faso are dry, and due to the overall temperature of the country being high, temperature still borders around 90 to 91 Degrees Fahrenheit.
The summers are marked with high temperatures and a period of rain, which makes the temperature come down to 90 Degrees Fahrenheit, which can reach to as high as 108 Degrees Fahrenheit in the months of April and May.
Burkina Faso has an annual average temperature of 83.6 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Our top pick for the hottest country in the world is Mali, a large, West African nation.
Mali is a nation that has a desert region in the North, and a Savannah forest region in the South, which causes the nation to have varying temperatures.
Temperatures are extreme in the North, causing freezing climate in the winter and temperatures as high as 112 Degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.
Even though most of the year the country stays dry, hot, and humid, there is a brief but erratic rainy season to be found in between June and October.
Mali has an annual average temperature of 83.8 Degrees Fahrenheit.