The 30 hottest countries on Earth

Christopher Michel/FlickrSudan is one of the hottest countries on Earth.

As winter sets in and temperatures begin to drop in the Northern Hemisphere, many people will start to dream about escaping from the cold.

But there are quite a few countries around the world where summer blazes all year round.

Ranked by their average annual temperatures, these are the 30 hottest countries on Earth.


Thailand: 80.7 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius)

Vyacheslav Argenberg via FlickrThe country’s average high temperature is 89.3 degrees Fahrenheit (31.8 degrees Celsius).

Famous for cities like Bangkok, Thailand is a popular travel destination thanks to its food, culture, and landscape.


Yemen: 80.7 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius)

Shutterstock/NaeblysThe country’s average high temperature is 86.8 degrees Fahrenheit (30.4 degrees Celsius).

Located on the southernmost point of the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen has been in conflict with Saudi Arabia since 2015.


American Samoa: 80.8 degrees Fahrenheit (27.1 degrees Celsius)

NaturePhotoStock/ShutterstockThe territory’s average high temperature is 74.4 degrees Fahrenheit (23.6 degrees Celsius).

Seven tropical islands make up American Samoa, a US territory in the South Pacific.


Palau: 80.9 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

Fifty islands comprise the nation of Palau in the western Pacific Ocean.


Glorioso Islands: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

ShutterstockThe area’s average high temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29.4 degrees Celsius).

Known as Grande Glorieuse in French, the French possessed Glorioso Islands lie off the coast of eastern Africa, to the north of Madagascar.


Juan de Nova Island: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

ShutterstockThe area’s average high temperature is 84 degrees Fahrenheit (28.9 degrees Celsius).

A French possession since 1897, Juan de Nova Island sits in the Mozambique Channel, the area between the eastern African coast and Madagascar.


Brunei: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

Mark Abadi/Business InsiderThe country’s average high temperature is 87.5 degrees Fahrenheit (30.8 degrees Celsius).

Located on the island of Borneo, many people know Brunei for its fabulously wealthy capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, and equally fabulous Royal Prince, Prince Abdul Mateen.


Montserrat: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

Flickr/pathawksThe territory’s average precipitation is 70.4 inches.

A British Overseas Territory, this Caribbean island is known for its black sand beaches and mountainous landscape.


Indian Ocean Islands: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

ShutterstockThe area’s average high temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29.4 degrees Celsius).

The Indian Ocean Islands are comprised of some of the smallest territories and largest island nations, including Madagascar.


Federated States of Micronesia: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

Flickr/Wayne BatzerThe country’s average high temperature is 82 degrees Fahrenheit (27.8 degrees Celsius).

Micronesia comprises more than 600 individual islands, though it’s divided into four states.


Kiribati: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius) average year-round temperature

Along with several other island nations, climate change threatens to sinkKiribati, a chain of more than 30 islands in the Central Pacific.


Nauru: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

ShutterstockThe country’s average high temperature is 86.5 degrees Fahrenheit (30.3 degrees Celsius).

The tiny island of Nauru has gained attention in recent years for its role in housing asylum-seeking refugees who are attempting to gain entry into nearby Australia.


Tokelau: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

ShutterstockThe territory’s average precipitation is 110 inches a year.

A territory of Australia and perhaps one of the most remote regions on Earth, the atolls of Tokelau became the world’s first entirely solar-powered territory in 2012.


Tuvalu: 81 degrees Fahrenheit (27.2 degrees Celsius)

Nick Hobgood / FlickrThe country’s average high temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius).

Several uninhabited islets neighbour the nine islands that comprise Tuvalu, a remote country in the South Pacific.


Chad: 81.1 degrees Fahrenheit (27.3 degrees Celsius)

The landlocked African country of Chad is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west.


Marshall Islands: 81.3 degrees Fahrenheit (27.4 degrees Celsius)

Flickr/Christopher MichelThe country’s average high temperature is 85.5 degrees Fahrenheit (29.8 degrees Celsius).

Marshall Islands has sunken aircraft and ships that lie in the surrounding waters – all the result of a fierce battle between American and Japanese forces during World War II.


Senegal: 81.5 degrees Fahrenheit (27.5 degrees Celsius)

Flickr/Robin TaylorThe country’s average high temperature is 92.1 degrees Fahrenheit (33.4 degrees Celsius).

As of late Senegal has made headlines for its creation of a futuristic city, Diamniado, which will be located less than 20 miles outside the country’s capital of Dakar.


Curacao: 81.5 degrees Fahrenheit (27.5 degrees Celsius)

Wikimedia CommonsThe country’s average high temperature is 87 degrees Fahrenheit (30.6 degrees Celsius).

Curacao is a popular Caribbean destination for divers and snorkelers, with over 65 diving sites on the island.


Saint Lucia: 81.5 degrees Fahrenheit (27.5 degrees Celsius)

cjuneau/FlickrThe country’s average high temperature is 85.7 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius).

The World Travel Awards named St. Lucia, an island in the Caribbean, the best honeymoon destination of 2017.


Anguilla: 81.8 degrees Fahrenheit (27.7 degrees Celsius)

EQRoy/ShutterstockThe country’s average high temperature is 85.9 degrees Fahrenheit (29.9 degrees Celsius).

On the island Anguilla, travellers swim with dolphins and sail on glass-bottom boats. Hurricane Irma hit Anguilla in September 2017, but and recovery work is ongoing.


Mauritania: 82.1 degrees Fahrenheit (27.8 degrees Celsius)

Mauritania, which sits on Africa’s Atlantic coast, is where the Sahara Desert meets the sea. The country is rich in mineral resources, especially iron and ore.


The Maldives: 82.1 degrees Fahrenheit (27.8 degrees Celsius)

Getty ImagesThe country’s average high temperature is 86.6 degrees Fahrenheit (30.3 degrees Celsius).

Known as one of the world’s most luxurious vacation spots, the Maldives now even hosts travellers in the world’s first underwater hotel villa.


Sudan: 82.2 degrees Fahrenheit (27.9 degrees Celsius)

South of Egypt and west of the Red Sea, Sudan’s interior desert plains are interrupted only by the Nile Valley. Though once the largest country, Sudan was separated in 2011 into Northern Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, and South Sudan, formerly the southern part of Sudan, now officially the Republic of South Sudan.


The Gambia: 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius)

Wikimedia CommonsThe country’s average high temperature is 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius).

The Gambia is a small country on the West African coast bordered on all sides by Senegal. Many tourists flock to the country which boasts resorts along its Atlantic coast.


Aruba: 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius)

Shutterstock/byvaletThe country’s average high temperature is 86.7 degrees Fahrenheit (30.4 degrees Celsius).

Aruba is a tiny Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela. Visitors to Aruba can swim with flamingos at one of the island nation’s beaches.


Burkina Faso: 82.9 degrees Fahrenheit (28.3 degrees Celsius)

ShutterstockThe country’s average high temperature is 93.4 degrees Fahrenheit (34.1 degrees Celsius).

The Sahara Desert covers the northern region of this West African nation. The country’s high temperatures make it susceptible to recurrent droughts.


Niger: 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28.3 degrees Celsius)

Wikimedia CommonsThe country’s average high temperature is 94.4 degrees Fahrenheit (34.7 degrees Celsius).

Niger is named after the river that runs directly through the country, though much of its landscape dominated by the Sahara Desert. The country fell victim to a series of coups and political instability following its independence from France in 1960.


Saint Barthélemy: 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28.3 degrees Celsius)

ShutterstockThe country’s average high temperature is 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31.1 degrees Celsius).

Also known as St. Barts, travellers flock to this French Caribbean island for its white sand beaches. The area suffered greatly during Hurricane Irma in 2017 but has been working to rebuild.


Mali: 83.1 degrees Fahrenheit (28.4 degrees Celsius)

Wikimedia CommonsThe country’s average high temperature is 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius).

The Sahara Desert takes up a large part of Mali, a large country in West Africa. Although it’s one of the largest countries in Africa, its population is rather small.


Djibouti: 83.3 degrees Fahrenheit (28.5 degrees Celsius)

Flickr/Olivier ROUXThe country’s average high temperature is 90.2 degrees Fahrenheit (32.3 degrees Celsius).

With a year-round average heat of 83.3 degrees Fahrenheit (28.5 degrees Celsius), the tiny, East African nation of Djibouti is the hottest country on Earth.

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