(Compiled by Aparna Sajinath) | Shutterstock

#10. Aziziyah, Libya:

Earlier considered to be Earth’s hottest spot, Aziziyah recorded a temperature of 58°C in 1922 but lost this title after the record was invalidated in 2012. | Twitter

Aziziyah, Libya:

This African town continues to be one of the hottest places on the planet, as the temperature regularly hits above 48°C in the summer. | Twitter

#9. Oodnadatta, Australia:

Located in the central part of Australia, Oodnadatta recorded a scorching temperature of 50.7°C in 1960. According to WMO’s weather archives, it is the highest temperature ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. | Twitter

#8. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:

One of the hottest cities in the Middle East, Jeddah recorded a blistering 52°C in 2010. | Shutterstock

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:

Located in the hottest region in Asia, the area has over 4.6 million inhabitants and acts as the gateway to the holy city of Mecca. | Shutterstock

#7. Mexicali, Mexico:

Nicknamed  ‘The city that captured the Sun’, Mexicali valley in Mexico, is one of the hottest places in the North American continent, with an all-time high temperature of 52°C in July 1995. | Shutterstock

Mexicali, Mexico:

With extreme climatic conditions, the daily mean temperature in summer here is 42.2°C. | Shutterstock

#6. Turbat, Pakistan:

South Pakistani city Turbat recorded one of the highest temperatures of 53.7°C in Asia in 2017. | Shutterstock

Turbat, Pakistan:

The average high temperature measures up to 42°C during the summers, and the temperature seldom falls below 6°C year-round. | Twitter

#5. Basra, Iraq:

Located on the Asian continent, Basra in Iraq recorded a scathing temperature of 53.9°C in 2016. | Shutterstock

Basra, Iraq:

There are around 1.4 million inhabitants in Basra, despite it being one of the most vulnerable places for drought and food shortages. | Shutterstock

#4. Tirat Zvi, Israel:

With a scorching heat of 54°C, Tirat Tsvi in Israel has the highest recorded temperature in Asia as of 1942. | Twitter

#3. Ahvaz, Iran:

The Iranian city of Ahvaz recorded a stifling temperature of 54°C in June 2017. This is one of the highest observed temperatures in both Asia and the world. | Shutterstock  

#2. Kebili, Tunisia:

In 1931, Kebili became the hottest place in Africa, with a sweltering temperature of 55°C. Apart from being the second-hottest place on earth, Kebili is also an example of the earliest inhabitants of Tunisia. | Shutterstock

#1. Death Valley, USA:

Furnace Creek in Death Valley, California, situated in the North American country USA, is considered to be the hottest place on earth, with a record temperature of 56.7°C in 1913. | Shutterstock

Death Valley, USA:

This place is said to have an average daily temperature of 45°C during the summers. | Shutterstock