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A 6 10.00%
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D 5 8.33%
F 46 76.67%
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: NSW
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According to this: 10 Places You Don it's not only unearthly hot and extremely remote, but volcano-prone, with hostile natives nearby. Presumably though that didn't bother them before, don't quite know why it does now. Looking at this though it doesn't look very inviting!
Dallol - YouTube



LOL your posts are the funniest on the whole forum, I'd rep every one if I could!
It seems like only extremophile bacteria such as those in this volcano live there now, the town is now virtually an uninhabited ghost town!
Hottest Inhabited Place on Earth: Dallol, Ethiopia | Sometimes Interesting

Record highs though are surprisingly tame compared to averages, but still no way on Earth I would live there.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Fascinating place, shame it's so dangerous to visit.

For overall living the climate is an F.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The data from Wikipedia is damn WRONG.
I got the data from the source cited on Wikipedia: D.E. Pedgley, "Air Temperature at Dallol, Ethiopia," Meteorological Magazine v.96 (1967): 265-271
However, the temperatures look much more 'realistic', if we can say so. There is an obvious thermal seasonality, in the same way it exists in nearby Djibouti, something we can expect from an arid region without any rain season, no matter its tropical location:

DALLOL
Monthly averages:
Jan: 30.3C
Feb: 30.5C
Mar: 32.5C
Apr: 33.9C
May: 36.4C
Jun: 38.4C
Jul: 38.7C
Aug: 37.6C
Sep: 37.3C
Oct: 35.6C
Nov: 33.2C
Dec: 30.8C

More data (lows, highs, extremes): foro.gustfront.com.ar • Ver Tema - DALLOL, el horno del mundo
I've been always a bit skeptic on the reliability of this station's records, even though it's without any doubt the hottest place on Earth.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:35 PM
 
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Funny how Ethiopia has one of the best climates and one of the worst at the time. On one hand, you have Addis Ababa, on the other, you have Dallol.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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I'd love to visit Dallololololol someday and try camping. No blankets or clothes needed.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:09 AM
 
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F-. Way too hot and dry.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The data from Wikipedia is damn WRONG.
I got the data from the source cited on Wikipedia: D.E. Pedgley, "Air Temperature at Dallol, Ethiopia," Meteorological Magazine v.96 (1967): 265-271
However, the temperatures look much more 'realistic', if we can say so. There is an obvious thermal seasonality, in the same way it exists in nearby Djibouti, something we can expect from an arid region without any rain season, no matter its tropical location:

DALLOL
Monthly averages:
Jan: 30.3C
Feb: 30.5C
Mar: 32.5C
Apr: 33.9C
May: 36.4C
Jun: 38.4C
Jul: 38.7C
Aug: 37.6C
Sep: 37.3C
Oct: 35.6C
Nov: 33.2C
Dec: 30.8C

More data (lows, highs, extremes): foro.gustfront.com.ar • Ver Tema - DALLOL, el horno del mundo
I've been always a bit skeptic on the reliability of this station's records, even though it's without any doubt the hottest place on Earth.
So you got the same data from the Wikipedia source but had different averages? Where is that data? Got the link for it?

Anyway, somebody should change the averages...
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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So you got the same data from the Wikipedia source but had different averages? Where is that data? Got the link for it?

Anyway, somebody should change the averages...
I got the data from a link posted on a Spanish Meteo forum... but the link is broken now
Check this page: Cual es el lugar con una media de las mnimas MAS ALTA? (look at the 7th answer/8th post)

I think it was the right data; what I don't trust very much is the quality of that station itself. I tend to think that the thermometres kind of overestimated 1 or 2C...
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: California
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I'm feeling pretty sad today, so this climate looks like a fantastic place to be. A.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Hanau, Germany
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I got the data from a link posted on a Spanish Meteo forum... but the link is broken now
Check this page: Cual es el lugar con una media de las mnimas MAS ALTA? (look at the 7th answer/8th post)

I think it was the right data; what I don't trust very much is the quality of that station itself. I tend to think that the thermometres kind of overestimated 1 or 2C...
Thanks to user pegleg we can download the data:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/26932922-post24.html

Many missing months though, almost unusable for any climatic evidence.
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