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Top 10 Hottest Asian Countries

Try to name the warmest countries in Asia based on average annual temperature.
For the years 1991–2020. Source.
Quiz by Gamer1162
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Last updated: July 16, 2022
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First submittedOctober 2, 2016
Times taken27,754
Average score80.0%
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° C
Country
° F
28.2
Maldives
82.8
28.2
United Arab Emirates
82.8
28.1
Qatar
82.6
27.9
Brunei
82.2
27.7
Bahrain
81.9
° C
Country
° F
27.7
Oman
81.9
27.6
Singapore
81.7
27.6
Sri Lanka
81.7
27.4
Cambodia
81.3
27.0
Thailand
80.6
24 Comments
+17
Level 60
Oct 2, 2016
I was surprised to see Saudi Arabia not reach the top 10.
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Level 82
Sep 6, 2022
If this was by record highs (or even average highs) instead of average mean temperature, then Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Iran would all easily beat out Singapore, where the temperature stays pretty consistent throughout the year and even throughout any individual day. Small area, low variations in elevation, near the equator, very high humidity = low fluctuation in temperature.
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Level 74
Sep 6, 2022
Remember that deserts get hella cold during the night.
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Level 31
Jan 4, 2020
Neither kuwait!
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Level ∞
Jul 16, 2022
Kuwait gets quite cool at night in the winter.

https://www.extremeweatherwatch.com/countries/kuwait

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Level 46
Jan 21, 2021
Bro I expected the entire middle east apart from maybe Israel because of the Mediterranean... But Thailand? Tempered by the Ocean? Mountains in the north? What.
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Level 59
Sep 6, 2022
Humidity might keep it consistently hot.
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Level 56
Aug 21, 2023
Yeah, even Thailand over Malaysia and Indonesia surprised me.
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Level 82
Jul 17, 2022
Kinda shocked by the Persian Gulf/Arabian Peninsula countries that missed out and by Maldives topping the list. Would have thought open sea breezes would keep Maldives pretty moderated and places like Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia would be much hotter. Having been stuck on an open air boat for several nights somewhere on the Mekong in Laos, I know inland regions of Indochina can get pretty cold (it was about 12 degrees, as I recall), so I imagine countries like Laos and Thailand lose points due to their interiors, despite the likes of Bangkok being pretty consistently unpleasantly hot.
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Level 66
Sep 6, 2022
Maybe Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore benefit by being small. No cooler areas to offset the warmer ones.
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Level 75
Sep 6, 2022
Neither the Maldives nor Singapore have elevated areas. They don't ever get very hot, but there are no cool seasons and temperatures don't drop much at night.
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Level 79
Aug 2, 2022
Surprised my country (Malaysia) isn't on here!
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Level 73
Aug 4, 2022
For those confused, it's average temperature. Countries near the Equator receive way more solar energy than countries in the Middle East that are near the Tropics. The Tropics are basically where the deserts are, while the Equator is where rainforests are.

While deserts reach higher highs during the day, they also reach lower lows during the night, since there is very little moisture. Water can absorb lots of heat without its temperature increasing dramatically, while air warms up with very little energy. At night, air also cools very fast while water cools very slowly, releasing lots of heat in the process. Where moisture is present, Sun energy is therefore basically spread over the day/seasons.

If you wanna know why rainforests and deserts are where they are, it's basically because wind convection cells make it rain over the Equator, while the Tropics get the dry air that's left behind.

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Level 22
Sep 15, 2022
the precipitation is due to the low air pressure across the equator as you get near the tropic of cancer and Capricorn the weather has high air pressure. Also it is hotter on the equator due the sun rays on a smaller surface area while the poles are a bigger surface area so when the sun hits the earth on larger surface areas the heat spreads out and is not compacted like on the equator.
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Level 62
Sep 6, 2022
Good one, although there's too much time; you can just type all Asian countries in that time.
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Level 54
Sep 6, 2022
this is tricky because it is sort of asking what countries only have hot areas and no colder areas....
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Level 47
Sep 6, 2022
Surprised that Saudi Arabia and Iraq are not on here. Tough quiz!
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Level 59
Feb 17, 2023
Seconded
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Level 35
Sep 6, 2022
not me typing every asian country...
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Level 30
Sep 7, 2022
Only missed Bahrain
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Level 59
Feb 17, 2023
How is Brunei an acceptable answer, but Malaysia isn't! Brunei is literally inside of Malaysia!
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Level 43
Mar 1, 2023
most of the countries that make this list are small, so they have little variation in temperature. Malaysia could still have areas of high elevation, contributing to variation in temperature.
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Level 88
Aug 28, 2023
Why is the under the Cliche tag?
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Level 75
Mar 23, 2024
And quote?