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25 Hottest Countries in the World

In this article, we will be discussing the 25 hottest countries in the world. You can skip our detailed analysis of the sun's temporal temperature distribution and go directly to the 5 Hottest Countries in the World.

The temporal temperature distribution around the world due to Earth’s tilted axis rotation around the sun allows for four seasons. Namely the Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn. Summer is particularly difficult in some regions due to spells of extreme heat waves that in some cases, can even be fatal. According to a study by The Lancet Planetary Health, 4.8 million people were found to have died due to summer heat related complications from the year 2000 to 2019.

Some places, arid or tropical, are hotter than others. Aljazeera reported that Kuwait’s Nuwaiseeb recorded the highest temperature anywhere in the world in 2021, at 53.2C on June 22. It's also pertinent to note that the planet is generally getting hotter due to global warming. The government agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center report suggests that the planet has gotten warmer than it was in the 20th century with the global surface temperature in 2021 being 0.81℃ (I.48℉) above the average from the previous century.

This is a result of global warming which is essentially a greenhouse effect at planetary level. Greenhouse is a closed container made usually of glass or transparent plastic. It is used to house plants to boost their growth and is designed in such a way as to allow sunlight to be absorbed but not reflected back. Earth can be thought of as a greenhouse as well, in that the carbon released from Earth reacts to atmospheric oxygen and forms Carbon Dioxide that among other gases, trap the sunlight reflected back from earth’s surface, keeping it warm.

However, due to the carbon based fossil fuel economy, the carbon emissions have reached an all time high and the atmosphere is trapping more heat than is required, heating up the climate. The global temperature has increased at an average rate of 0.13℉ per decade since 1880.

This has manifested in several ways like the melting of polar ice caps and increasingly violent hurricanes but already warmer countries are facing even bigger problems. First off, Summers are lasting longer and this has created a whole new set of problems for hot tropical and subtropical countries. Insects that thrive and breed during the hot and humid conditions have longer times to reproduce in bigger numbers and this causes an increase in the population of insects like disease causing mosquitoes and crop pests like locusts. Rainfall has also become more intense as a result of boosted hot and humid conditions in the tropical/subtropical regions.

The warming of the planet due to fossil fuel economy has created a demand for clean energy that is being filled by various corporations. The most visible to the public eye of these are the automotive manufacturing companies that have started to come out with electric car models to support the transitioning from fossil fuels. Some of these big corporations include Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) and Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC).

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With the planet getting warmer, more and more regions are experiencing more intense summers. The objective of this article is to list the 25 hottest countries in the world.

Our Methodology

There’s only one objective metric to accurately determine the 25 hottest countries in the world, namely, the average annual temperature. For our list of the 25 warmest countries in the world, we’d be using data regarding the average annual temperatures of different countries in Fahrenheit from World Bank. With that said, let’s get started with the 25 hottest countries in the world.

Hottest Countries in the World

25. Brunei

Average Annual Temperature: 77.5℉

Brunei is a Southeast Asian country surrounded by the South China Sea. The climate of Brunei is tropical in low plains and subtropical at higher altitude. It is known for its rainforests with rich biodiversity. Being a tropical country, Brunei experiences hot and humid weather all year round.

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24. Somalia

Average Annual Temperature: 79.8℉

Somalia is an African country. It is characterized by a dry climate with very low rainfall rate. However, hot and humid conditions occur during the rainfall period.

23. Sri Lanka

Average Annual Temperature: 80℉

Sri Lanka is a South Asian country characterized by a tropical climate which keeps the country hot and humid year round. The monsoon period in the country is intense.

22. Togo

Average Annual Temperature: 81.2℉

Togo is a West African country on the Gulf of Guinea. Togo is characterized by a tropical climate. It also has somewhat of a Tropical Savanna climate in some regions. It remains hot for 7 months until the winds of harmattan blow southwards bringing mildly cold weather from November to March.

21. Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

Average Annual Temperature: 81.3℉

Saint Vincent and The Grenadines is a country in the Caribbean. It is characterized by a tropical climate with higher than average rainfall. The climate is hot and humid all year round.

20. Gambia

Average Annual Temperature: 81.3℉

Gambia is another West African country to make it to the list of 25 hottest countries in the world. Gambia’s climate is characterized by a subtropical climate with long hot and humid summers and short and mild winters.

19. Kiribati

Average Annual Temperature: 81.4℉

Kiribati is a country in Oceania which is characterized by a hot and humid tropical climate that keeps the country warm year round with an average rainfall of 2100mm a year. Kiribati lies on the equator and has the sun at its zenith throughout the year.

18. Cambodia

Average Annual Temperature: 81.5℉

Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country in a tropical zone so naturally, it has a tropical climate with warm temperatures all year round. It is characterized by low plains and dense vegetation due to moist soil because of all the rain it receives. Sciencedirect reports that annual average rainfall in the central low regions across Cambodia is as high as 1400mm.

17. Seychelles

Average Annual Temperature: 81.5℉

Seychelles is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean close to East Africa. It is characterized by a tropical hot and humid climate. The geography of the island consists of dense vegetation. The rainfall the island receives is higher than the global average. The island remains warm all year round.

16. Marshall Islands

Average Annual Temperature: 81.6℉

Marshall Islands as the name implies, is a country comprising a chain of islands between the Philippines and Hawaii. Marshall Islands is characterized by a tropical climate with a hot, humid atmosphere. Rainfall is frequent and the Islands are threatened by flooding due to low elevation.

15. United Arab Emirates

Average Annual Temperature: 81.7℉

The United Arab Emirates is one of the Middle Eastern countries to make it to the list of 25 hottest countries in the world. Like most other countries in the region, UAE’s geography is arid and dry. It's a desert with very low rainfall, intense summers and very mild winters.

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14. Ghana

Average Annual Temperature: 81.8℉

Ghana is a country located in West Africa. Ghana’s climate is tropical and the country is typically warm year round. The temperatures are highest in the North while relatively lower in the Southern part of the country.

13. Mauritania

Average Annual Temperature: 81.8℉

Another African country to make it to the list of 25 hottest countries on Earth is Mauritania. It is characterized by a dry arid climate with very little amount of rainfall each year.

12. Sudan

Average Annual Temperature: 81.8℉

Sudan is a Northeast African country characterized by an arid climate in the north and tropical wet climate in Southwest. The north is mostly dry desert while the Southwest is characterized by hot humid climate and dense vegetation

11. Maldives

Average Annual Temperature: 82℉

Maldives is a small country in the Indian Subcontinent known for its beautiful beaches. Maldives has a tropical climate and the temperature is consistent year round except for the humidity, which decreases from October through March. Maldives lies on the equator.

10. Niger

Average Annual Temperature: 82℉

Niger is another African country to make it to the list of 25 hottest countries in the world. Niger’s terrain is mostly desert plains. It is characterized by a dry and hot climate. However, its climate can roughly be divided into three seasons. An intensely hot and dry period from March through May followed by a hot and humid period complemented with rainfall from June through September and finally a mild winter from October through February.

9. Benin

Average Annual Temperature: 82.2℉

Another African nation on the list of 25 hottest countries in the world is Benin. It has a tropical climate that is characterized by heat and humidity.

8. Qatar

Average Annual Temperature: 82.4℉

Qatar is a Middle Eastern country and has earned the spot on the 25 hottest countries in the world. Qatar’s climate is arid with very hot and dry desert plains and an intense summer followed by a mild and short lasting winter. Electric cars from manufacturers like Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) and Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) are gaining popularity in Qatar.

7. Palau

Average Annual Temperature: 82.4℉

Palau is an island nation in the Western Pacific. It is a tropical island and is hot and humid year round with temperatures not varying usually more than 10℉ according to Britannica.

6. Tuvalu

Average Annual Temperature: 82.5℉

Tuvalu is a country located in Oceania. Tuvalu has an equatorial tropical climate that keeps the country hot and humid throughout the year with significant rainfall. Electric vehicles from companies like Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) and Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) are getting popular in Bahrain.

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