In Salah - Algeria (50.6°C/ 123°F)
Ain Salah is an oasis town in central Algeria and located in the heart of the Sahara Desert region of northern Africa. An important trade link between northern and central Africa in its time, the town has declined in modern times due to high transportation costs and developing gas fields to the southwest. Temperatures in this region commonly reach 43°C or 110°F, and only averages only 16 millimeters or .6 inches of rainfall annually. Solar irradiation is extremely high due to a constant clear sky year round as cloudy skies are predominately rare. On July 12th, 2002, this region hit a record high of 50.6°C or 123°F.