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Fact of the Day: Super Hot Temperature!

Fact of the Day: Super Hot Temperature!

Do you know how hot is the African continent?

 

 

Africa is the hottest continent on earth; dry lands and deserts comprise 60% of the entire land surface. The Sahara Desert (including its satellite deserts) is the world’s largest hot desert, and temperature above 37.78 °C (100 °F) are common. A record high of 136.4°F was once recorded at Kebili, Tunisia, which is north Africa, on the northern edge of the Sahara Desert.

Only the northernmost and the southernmost fringes of the continent have a Mediterranean climate because they aren’t located under the tropics. Because of this geographical situation, Africa is a hot continent as the solar radiation intensity is always high.

 

 

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