Top 10 Hottest Countries in Africa

Top 10 Hottest Countries in Africa

Africa is the hottest continent on the planet. In fact, apart from the mountain peaks in some parts of Kenya it is the only continent that never freezes.  Generally, the honors of the hottest places in the world often change from year to year due to weather and climate variation buh let’s take a look at the hottest countries in Africa .

This list features in no particular order, hottest African countries that have been known traditional as hot region.

Top 10 Hottest Countries in Africa

Top 10 Hottest Countries In Africa

Dallol Ethiopia

 

  • 1. Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the hottest countries in Africa. Dallol, a city in Northern Ethiopia holds the highest recorded temperature for an inhabited place.

  • 2. Botswana

Botswana is very hot for most parts of the year. On some occasions, the temperature could be as high as 440C. However, the average temperature is about 380C.

  • 3. Mali

Places like Timbuktu and Araouanes make Mali one of the hottest countries in Africa. In fact, these places are gradually being overtaken by the encroaching Sahara desert.

  • 4. Tunisia

Kebili in Tunisia is one of the hottest places in the world. In fact, it is the fourth hottest place in the world with temperatures up to 550C.

  • 5. Somalia

Somalia is a country that sees little rain all year long. As a result it has been ravaged by drought and famines. Unfortunately this has worsened over the years due to lack of irrigation. The average temperature in Somalia is about 50 degree.

  • 6. Sudan

Sudan is one of the hottest countries in North Africa. The country has a large expanse of dry desert land and has an average temperature of 520C. Particularly, Wadi Halfa in Sudan is a really hot city. This is city has to endure some terrible dust storms.

  • 7. Algeria

This North African country has an average temperature in the range of 50 – 530C. The hottest region in Algeria is Salah. However the coastal region is blessed with rainfall.

  • 8. Libya

This is one of the hottest countries in the world. The significant portion of the country is covered by desert land.  El Azizia in Libya was once adjudged as the hottest place in the world; however this has been disproved.  Ghadames is another hot city in Libya, in fact the inhabitants have to live in mud houses to withstand the heat.

  • 9. Chad

This country has been greatly affected by desertification due to its hot climate. The highest recorded temperature in Chad is 500C.

The Hottest Countries In Africa

Niger Desert

  • 10. Niger

Niger is another desert region of Africa which records a high average annual temperature. Recently, eight migrants died of thirst while travelling across the Niger desert to Algeria.

The Top 10 Hottest Countries in Africa

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