Landscape around Dallol, Ethiopia // Landscape around Dallol, Ethiopia (LP/Ariadne Van Zandbergen)

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Landscape around Dallol, Ethiopia

Hot heights: 34.4°C (94°F)

OK, so 34°C isn't actually that hot - it has been that warm in Britain - but this is the annual mean temperature in Dallol, ie the average temperature throughout the year. The average daily maximum is 41.1°C (106°F). If the thought of life in shorts and flip-flops year round in Dallol sounds appealing, don't get too excited - the place is pretty much a ghost town with no proper roads, and the only regular visitors are camel caravans collecting salt.

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