Where is the Hottest City in the World Right Now?
While most of the US is fighting with snow, sleet, ice, sub-zero temps and all of the joys that come with any mixture of those things, that's thankfully just a tiny speck of the world. Thanks to Winter Storms Hercules and Ion, Chicago just got buried in almost 2 feet of snow and will now be facing a high of -11° F (and that's no typo), but that's only one extreme when it comes to crazy weather; there are places experiencing some of it's hottest temperatures to date.
We snapped the photo above over the weekend, on our way from Brisbane, Australia to the Sunshine Coast, during the worst heatwave Queensland has seen in 15 years. That dashboard temperature reading of 47° Celsius converts to 116° Fahrenheit. What a scorcher!
To find hotter temps, travel over the equator and trade your woolies for a pair of flip-flops to experience the weather of Perth, Australia. The capital of Western Australia is currently topping the mercury at 99° Fahrenheit (37° Celsius), and it's not even the hottest part of the year yet.
Weather like this is not uncommon during the height of the southern hemisphere's summer for the oceanside city, and it's pretty routine to have some fairly low humidity readings as well, making it just a bit more bearable. We wish we could say the same for a few other hot locations; Bangkok and Darwin are both hovering around 92° F with humidity percentages at 75% and 65% respectively. Yeah, just the mere mention makes us a little soggy.