Lifestyle & Belief

6 places hotter than London right now


Passengers ride a bus displaying an advertisement for a movie titled "The Heat" on July 17, 2013 in London, England. The United Kingdom is experiencing heatwave conditions for a second week.


Peter Macdiarmid

An unusual heat wave, the likes of which haven’t been felt since 2006, has Londoners all hot and bothered. Temperatures rose above 80 degrees fahrenheit for the fifth consecutive day today, prompting the Met Office to raise its warning to a “level-three” heatwave. While 80s might not seem too bad, the heat has coincided with an unprecedented 15-day period without rain.

But seriously London, it could be worse.  

Tripoli, Libya (97 degrees farenheit)
Heat got you down? War got you down? Just wait for Muammar Gaddafi’s amusement park now under construction.

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Baghdad, Iraq (111 degrees farenheit)
Literally hell on earth. Maybe hotter.

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Hong Kong (90 degrees farenheit)
No wonder Snowden left. Moscow’s only 75.

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Cyprus, Greece (95 degrees farenheit)

Avoid ATMs and hit the beach in Cyprus.

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Boston (91 degrees farenheit)

Hotter than London since 1776. 

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Death Valley (118 degrees farenheit
Even the cacti want out.

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