The Top 15 World’s Hottest Countries 2022


The top 15 hottest countries in the world.


The hottest countries in the world are countries with amazing high temperatures that we can say, this is hot hot hot. Due to these countries' extreme heat, one country here is nicknamed 'the frying pan of the world', and the roads of one of these countries' capital are painted blue to keep roads cool other countries have more interesting facts that may amaze you. 


Some may think that all the countries that may be mentioned here are in Africa, but it is not so. Even in the least expected continent which is Oceania, there are hot countries there. In this article, you will also get to know about the hottest place on earth and fascinating pieces of information about the place. 


These are the top 15 world's hottest countries 2022, they are, 

  • Mali 
  • Burkina Faso
  • Senegal
  • Tuvalu
  • Djibouti
  • Mauritania
  • Bahrain
  • Palau
  • Qatar
  • Gambia
  • Benin
  • Marshall Islands
  • Niger

And two more countries. Check out their mean annual temperature, the hottest temperature ever recorded in these countries, hottest months, reasons these countries are hot, and lots more. Keep reading!




1. Mali                    

One of the hottest countries in the world is Mali.
Image credit: Ferdinand Reus from Arnhem, Holland

Mean Annual Temperature: 28.84 °C (83.91°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 49.8°C (121.64°F) on April 2021 at Kita

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Maximum Temperature: April / 39.0°C (102.2°F) at Bamako

Continent: Africa


It is the hottest country in the world as well as in Africa today, this is because Mali is in the Tropics of the Northern Hemisphere. It is hot since the country lies between the equator (O° latitude) and the Tropic of Cancer (23 1\2 °north latitude). 


So people living here experience the intense heat of the sun most time of the year, this is because the sun's rays are directly on them. In most months of the year, there is little cloud formation as well, all of this makes Mali hot. 


Most part of the country stretches across the Sahara desert and Sahel which are lands with the sea of sand with little to no grasses. Similar to the temperature mentioned above was recorded, a temperature of 48.2°C (118.8°F) in May 1988 at Gao, Mali. 


In the larger areas of the country, the months of April, and then July to September are the hottest summer with an average temperature of 29.5°C (85.1°F). Even the coldest weather in this country is still hot. 


An average temperature of 24.9°C ( 76.82°F) is measured in 2012 between the months of January to March which is the coldest winter ever recorded there. 




2. Burkina Faso                 

On the list of the hottest countries in the world is Burkina Faso.
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Mean Annual Temperature: 28.71°C (83.68°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 47.5 °C (117.5°F) in April 2016 at Dori

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: April / 33°C (92°F) at Ouagadougou

Continent: Africa


Burkina Faso on an increased scale is experiencing intense heat waves due to climate change. May to June are the hottest months of the year, while November to February is the coldest months. 


Even these cool months are warm, dry, and dusty. During the hot months, this country usually suffers from a lack of water due to unprecedented heat. The country experiences a tropical climate in which there is a long dry season and short rainy season because of its location within the Sahara and the hinterland. 


Since the country does experience climate change that brings about higher temperature, they are at the risk of experiencing bushfires and forest fires. The increase in temperature has also been associated with less rain. 




3. Senegal                      

Senegal is among the hottest countries in the world.
Image credit: Jeff Attaway

Mean Annual Temperature: 28.64°C (83.55°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 50.5 °C (122°F) in May 2002 at Dakar Yoff

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: October / 31.0°C (87.8°F) at Dakar

Continent: Africa


Throughout the year 2002, the average temperature was 29.3°C (84.74°F) and the daily maximum temperature was 34.6°C (94.28°F). The coolest temperature ever recorded was 1.4°C (34.52°F) in January 2019. 


It is one of the hottest countries in the world as it is located just above the equator which brings about its warm to extremely hot climate each year. In the southern part of the country, from November to May, it is the dry season. While in the Northern part, the dry season is from October to June. 


During this season, the wind blows from the Sahara desert and it is known as Harmattan season. The rainy season is from June to October in the south and July to September in the North. The best months you can visit this country are between the month of November to May.





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The Top 10 Smallest Countries In The World

 




4. Tuvalu                           

Tuvalu is one out of the hottest countries in the world.
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Mean Annual Temperature: 28.46°C (83.23°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: -

Hottest Months Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: April, May & October / 31°C (87.8°F)

Continent: Oceania


This country has a tropical climate that is hot, humid, windy, and oppressive. Even though the country is located in the middle of the Ocean, it is surprising that it has hot weather being among the hottest countries in the world and the hottest country in the Oceania continent. 


Even in the coldest months like June to September, and February and March, the average temperature can be as high as 30°C (86°F).




5. Djibouti                        

Djibouti is part of the hottest countries in the world.
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Mean Annual Temperature: 28.38°C (83.08°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 46.1°C (115°F)

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: July / 41.11°C (106°F)

Continent: Africa


In the summer, this country is hot and sweltering. Its capital, Djibouti city is situated along the coast and its weather is hot all year round. Most days are sunny, with a sea breeze blowing. Rain is very scanty here which can suppress the heat, but the air is usually humid. 



From June to September, the climate is very hot, with an average daily temperature of 38.33°C (101°F). While November to April has the colder season and people there can experience temperatures as high as 31.11°C (88°F).




6. Mauritania                       

On the list of the hottest countries in the world is Mauritania.
Image credit: Александра Пугачевская (Alexandra Pugachevsky)

Mean Annual Temperature: 28.36°C (83.05°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 46.1°C (115.0°F) in May at Nouakchott

Hottest Months Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: June & July / 33°C (91.4°F) at Nouakchott

Continent: Africa


Since the country is exposed to desertification effects, it has hot, dry, and windy weather. Most parts of the country receive little rainfall every year. On the southern edge of the country is the Sahel, which is influenced by the movement of ITCZ (Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone). 



This ITCZ brings about the wet season that swings between the southern and the northern tropics. The hottest months occur from May to October. During these months, the temperature can reach up to 37/38 °C (99/100 °F). While in the Northern part of the country it can be as high as 40/42 °C (104/108 °F), especially between July and August.




7. Bahrain                                

Bahrain is among the hottest countries in the world.
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Mean Annual Temperature: 28.23°C (82.94°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 47.6°C (117.68°F) / July 5, 2000 at Bahrain International Airport, Muharraq Island

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: July / 36.8°C (98.24°F)

Continent: Asia


Bahrain is located in the Gulf region, it has a desert climate which is responsible for its hot climate. Since 1902, Bahrain has been experiencing hot July according to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).


 In August 2021, the maximum temperature was 41.8°C (107.24°F) reported. July is the sunniest month in the country. Other years with extreme July climate in the record include July 15, 2000, with 47.4°C (117.32°F) and with the same temperature degrees on July 13, 2010. 


The minimum temperature ever recorded in July in the country was 31.0°C (87.8°F) at Bahrain International Airport. The month of April to October are summer months, but in the months of June to August, the weather is usually high as 40°C to 48°C (104°F to 118.4°F). 


With all these data, there is no questioning as regards this country is among the hottest countries in the world as well as the hottest country in Asia continent. 




8. Palau                       

Palau is the 8th among the hottest countries in the world.
Image credit: Luka Peternel

Mean Annual Temperature: 28.04°C (82.47°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: -

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: August / 30°C (86°F)

Continent: Oceania


The country is equatorial, for that, it is hot and humid. The people experience rain throughout the year. In reality, there is no dry season, yet the country is hot and it is among the hottest countries in the world. 


Although, from February to April, there is less rain. In the country's capital, Ngerulmud has a temperature of 30/31°C (86/88°F) during the day, around the year. The month of June to September are the months with the highest temperature. These temperatures are described by some as a gentle breeze that is pleasantly warm.





9. Qatar                            

The 9th country on the list of the hottest countries in the world is Palau.
Image credit: Qatar

Mean Annual Temperature: 28.02°C

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 50.4°C (122.7°F) on 14 July 2010 at Doha

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: July / 41.11°C (106°F)

Continent: Asia


May to September is the hot season of the year that can be high as 37.22°C (99°F). While the coldest months are from December to March. 


It is undeniably that Qatar is one of the hottest countries in the world that the Authorities in the country have some roads in its capital, Doha, painted blue to keep the road cool. The climate is very hot this summer, and the temperature of the country reaches 46°C (115°F). 


For this, the 2022 World Cup has been rescheduled to the wintertime, to avoid the sweltering heat. At football stadiums, air-conditioning is being installed to keep players and spectators cool. 


Apart from the summer months, the temperature is lowered, and in February 2017, the temperature is as low as 1.5°C (34.7°F). 





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10. Gambia                      

Gambia is among the hottest countries in the world today.
Image credit: Ikiwaner

Mean Annual Temperature: 27.96°C (82.33°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 45°C (113°F)

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: March / 34°C (93.2°F)

Continent: Africa


The country is situated in the tropical sub-humid zone. The hottest month which is March has a low humidity with 10 hours of sunshine. That's incredible! 


It is the 10th among the top 10 hottest countries in the world with its temperature. There are two major seasons, the dry season from November to April and the wet season from June to October. Temperatures during the dry seasons are high, sometimes they exceed 35°C (95°F). 


But on average during the dry season is between 29°C to 34°C (84.2°F to 93.2°F). And during these months, sometimes wind from the Sahara Desert blows to the northeast part of the country known as Harmattan. The lowest temperature ever recorded in the country was 9°C (48°F). 




11. Benin                         

Benin is a hot country among the hottest countries in the world.
Image credit: Wegmann

Mean Annual Temperature: 27.93°C (82.27°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 44.9°C (112.82°F) / February 2013 at Kandi

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: May / 31.0°C (87.8°F) 

Continent: Africa


Since the temperature of the country is between 27°C to 33°C (80.6°F to 91.4°F), its climate is warm to hot and humid all year round. This is because the climate is tropical. 


The northern part of the country is even more scorching that its temperature can be 44°C (111.2°F) in the W National Park. The winter time known as the dry season is usually hot and that is the months between November to January. 



While February to May is even hotter, that temperature can hit 40°C (104°F). Even though these months are hot, in the morning, there is still a little bit of cloudiness and the air is humid as well. 


When rainfall during the intense heat, it brings relief to the people. Sometimes during these hot months, the country usually experiences Harmattan which is the wind that blows from the dessert as explained above. 




11. Marshall Islands                     

On the list of the hottest countries in the world is Marshall Islands.
Image credit: Jamison Logan

Mean Annual Temperature: 27.93°C (82.27°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 38.5°C (101.3°F) in October 2019 at Majuro

Hottest Months Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: July to September / 29.0°C (84.2°Fl

Continent: Oceania


The country is hot year-round because its climate is tropical or equatorial. And its temperature has little variation throughout the year. 


In fact, the little variation between the hot months and the coolest months is usually 1°F. June to October is the hottest months while January and December are the coolest months. 


During these hot months, the wind blows that cools off the heat. Another fascinating fact about this country is that, even though the night is cooler, due to the wind blowing, it is 2-4° warmer than the minimum average temperature each day. 




13. Niger                           

Niger is one of the hottest countries in the world.
Image credit:  Jean Rebiffé

Mean Annual Temperature: 27.85°C (82.13°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 49.8°C (121.64°C) in June 2019 at Tillabery

Hottest Months Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: July to September / 30.4°C (86.72°F)

Continent: Africa


Niger is also referred to as the "frying pan of the world", due to the fact that is very hot and sunny for long hours during the day. This is because it has sub-tropical weather in which most of the region is arid and desert. 


These factors bring this country to the list of the hottest countries in the world. One thing that is interesting about this country's temperature is that daytime temperature is usually hot that can be between 31.11°C (88°F) and 41.11°C (106°F) and it will drastically go down by night can be below 20°C (68°F). 


This is why it is listed as the 13th among the hottest countries and not among the top 5. If the temperature at night is just 2-3° different, it will be ranked between the 1st to 5th country. But the night temperature balances it up making its daily average temperature of 28°C (82.4°F) or below. If you will like to visit this country, June to September are the best months. 





See also:

The Top 10 Coldest Countries In The World 





14. Maldives                      

Maldives are islands that are hot and they are part of the hottest countries in the world.
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Mean Annual Temperature: 27.80°C (82.04°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 36.8°C (98.24°F) on 19 May 1991 at Kadhdhoo 

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: March / 29°C (84°F)

Continent: Asia


It also has a tropical climate that its weather is warm to hot. Even though the Maldives are small islands surrounded by water, it is one of the hottest countries. The temperature here is fairly constant. 


Every day, the sun shines for about 8 hours, and its temperature can be 31°C (87.8°F) maximum and the minimum temperature can be 25.5°C (77.9°F). The breeze from the sea often cools down this high temperature on hot days. 


The central part of Maldives, Hulhule, often experiences maximum high temperatures of 30.5°C  on daily basis. On 11th April 1978, the lowest temperature ever recorded was 17.2°C (62.96°F). 




15. Sudan                                      

Sudan is 15th hottest countries in the world.
Image credit: محسن الفكي / Wikimedia Commons 

Mean Annual Temperature: 27.75°C (81.95°F)

Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 49.6°C (121.28°F) in June 2010 at Dongola weather station

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: July to September / 31.4°C (88.52°F)

Continent: Africa


Like other hot African countries mentioned above, it has a tropical climate as well. The country is so hot that its summer temperature can exceed 43°C (109.4°F) in the north. 


Its weather is unpredictable, and the north climate differs greatly from the south. Since the 1960s, the temperature has been increasing with a temperature between 0.2°C (32.36°F) and 0.4°C (32.72°F) every 10 years. 


A rise in temperature is having much influence on the country, as there is high evaporation and there may be a possibility of drought in the future. The lowest temperature ever recorded was 1.0 °C (33.8°F) in February 2005. 




+ Death Valley                            

Death Valley is the hottest place on earth.
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Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded: 57°C (134°F) on July 10, 1913

Hottest Month Of Each Year & The Average Temperature: July / 49°C (120.2°F)

Country / Continent: USA / North America


The list of the hottest countries in the world must not be without actually mentioning the hottest place on our planet earth in 2022, which is the Death Valley. It is also North America's driest place. 


It is among the most dangerous places on earth, you can check the other dangerous places here. Many hikes have died there as a result of the scorching heat. The summer months' temperature can be high as 49°C (120°F). 


And at night, the temperature dropped a little bit to a temperature between 30°C to 35°C (85°F to 95°F). While spring and winter are mild. The shape and depth of the place account for its extreme temperatures. Since the place is narrow and it is a long basin of 86 meters (282 feet) underneath the sea level. 


The sun's rays heat its desert surface which includes rocks and soil, then the heat radiates back from the surfaces and is trapped in the death valley causing the extreme heat. Some experiments are performed at this place to show how hot the place is. The experiment includes frying an egg in the heat of the place.




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