Average air temperature is quite a complex category as it depends on myriad factors, hence this list of 11 countries with highest average temperature in the world wasn’t exactly easy to compile. Luckily, complete and even compiled weather data can be obtained freely on database websites like weather database, for instance. World Bank is a reputable organization that contains a plethora of databases too – historical weather database including. Bear in mind that in order to get insight into World Bank’s database, you’ll have to download the MS Excel file that holds the info.
Differences between these two sources are as follows. The former database doesn’t give us years during which the temperature has been measured. Instead, it gives us the number of years which depend on the availability of the respective data. We also have to take into account the fact that weather changes over time thanks to a number of natural phenomena like El Niño and La Niña, for instance. Weather Database can stretch across more than 100 years of raw data which greatly impacts the end-result thanks to a number of these phenomena over the cumulated years. On the other hand, World Bank gives us the averages for the fixed period that stretches between 1961 and 1999. While we don’t know if the former source has recent years embedded into the end-result, we do know that latter source certainly doesn’t offer us that commodity.
While you’re here, you might take a look at the list of 10 Countries with Highest Average Height in the World. While it isn’t scientifically proven, maybe people tend to grow taller in certain types of climates. Joke aside, this list of 11 countries with highest average temperature in the world will hold countries that find themselves exclusively in the Tropics or Subtropics. Former stretches from the Tropic of Cancer to the north, to the Tropic of Capricorn to the south, or around 23° in both directions. Subtropics continue where the Tropics have left off and stretch towards the 38th parallel in both northern and southern hemispheres.
Being in Torrid geographical zone (consists of mentioned Subtropics and Tropics) is country’s main prerequisite for constantly high annual temperatures. However, it’s not the only one. Climate zones and terrestrial biomes can also play an important role, especially if we consider deserts. But let us not delve so deep into the subject at hand.
We have used both sources’ data and compiled one more precise list. This way, we have been able to check if the sources do consist of correct and relevant data. Overall, differences still aren’t that high, but are noticeable nevertheless. Consider the fact that hottest places in the world don’t necessarily have to be in some of these countries as they can be big or small, and one place can rarely represent the entire country. Ultimately, it’s always better if you can double check the given data by comparing it with additional sources. Oh, and for your convenience, we have compiled the report in both Celsius and Fahrenheit figures.