Marble Bar, Western Australia
Marble Bar is a tiny town in the Pilbara region of north-western Western Australia. It is believed by some to be the world's hottest place, having once recorded a period of 160 days from 31 October,1923 to 7 April,1924, where the maximum temperature reached or exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius), on each and every day. During December and January, temperatures in excess of 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) are common, and the average maximum temperature exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit during 6 months each year.
Unlike other global "hotspots" like Death Valley in the United States, Marble Bar does not have any remarkable topographical features that lead to climate anomalies (such as the extreme de-elevation of the Death Valley region, and other similar regions in the Middle East).