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Hottest Countries with Exceptions

Most of the world's hottest countries are in Africa or Oceania, or are a Caribbean island nation. Can you name the hottest countries that AREN'T?
Average yearly temperature, 1960-1991. Source.
Barbados is technically not in the Caribbean Sea. We filled it in to be nice.
Quiz by cty
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Last updated: March 6, 2020
First submittedOctober 14, 2016
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°C
Country
27.65
Maldives
27.15
Bahrain
27.15
Qatar
27.00
United Arab Emirates
26.95
Sri Lanka
26.85
Brunei
26.80
Cambodia
26.45
Singapore
°C
Country
26.30
Thailand
26.00
Barbados
26.00
Guyana
25.85
Indonesia
25.85
Philippines
25.70
Suriname
25.60
Oman
°C
Country
25.40
Malaysia
25.40
Panama
25.35
Kuwait
25.35
Venezuela
25.30
Belize
25.25
East Timor
25.00
Bangladesh
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Level 59
Mar 4, 2020
100% correct at the first time AND! no cheating :)
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Level 46
Mar 7, 2020
Your medal will be delivered to you shortly
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Level 23
Mar 26, 2020
same
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Level 42
Mar 29, 2020
I did the same, very surprised with myself!
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Level 78
Mar 4, 2020
Saudi Arabia, you never fail to disappoint.
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Level 70
Mar 4, 2020
Could somebody explain how Saudi Arabia is not on this list? You have a bunch of neighbouring coastal countries here, and I would have assumed that the interior of Saudi Arabia would be even hotter. Is it because they experience lower temperatures at night or something?
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2020
I think you answered your own question. Saudi Arabia is almost on the list but not quite.
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Level 62
Mar 6, 2020
Shouldn't Maldives be included?
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Level ∞
Mar 6, 2020
Yes. This has been fixed. I didn't reset the stats so people could keep their points. This means the percent guessed for Maldives will be higher than it should for awhile since it took the place of Brazil.
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Level 81
Mar 6, 2020
Really shows how much colder the Pacific Ocean is than the Atlantic Ocean in the Americas. Colombia and Ecuador aren't on the list but every country except one on the Atlantic side of South America is. The only countries of Central America are the two with the longest ratio of Atlantic to Pacific coastline. Probably helps that the mountains are on the Pacific side too.
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Level 77
Mar 6, 2020
Humboldt Current is the name you're looking for (at least in South America). This cold current makes cities like Lima, Peru, have a cooler climate than cities in the same latitude. It also works with the South Pacific High (an anticyclone) to create the Atacama Desert
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Level 77
Mar 25, 2020
Interesting new information for me. Thank you.
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Level 78
Mar 25, 2020
The Pacific is far warmer in the U.S. and Canada. At 60° North Anchorage is generally warmer than the Maritimes at 45° North getting blasted by the Labrador current coming down from the Arctic. Conversely, the water flows north into the Arctic around Alaska keeping it much warmer than the same latitude in the east.
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Level 78
Mar 6, 2020
Belize seems out of place. Must be air currents in the area that push air off the gulf? Wouldn't Honduras also be impacted by that though?
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2020
Maybe because Belize, unlike Honduras, doesn't have mountains, which result in cooler areas.
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Level 68
Mar 25, 2020
bingo.
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Level 45
Mar 25, 2020
So many countries I'd never live in
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Level 81
Mar 25, 2020
Some of these places I probably wouldn’t mind staying for maybe a week or two.
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Level 49
Mar 25, 2020
I completely forgot central america :(
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Level 73
Mar 25, 2020
Had to check Bahamas, not being physically in the Caribbean and all ;) It's 24.85 (so not on the list), sandwiched in between Nicaragua and Costa Rica
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Level 63
Mar 27, 2020
I don't know why, but every time I enter in all the gulf states, I skip over the UAE.