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DEATH Valley in California recorded the hottest ever month this July with an average of 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42C).

The remarkable temperature broke the all time monthly high clocked at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center last year.

A couple poses at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center thermometer in Death Valley National Park, on July 26

While you might think visits to Desert Valley might be down because of the heat, the exact reverse has happened, with thousands of tourists flocking to experience Earth's hottest place.

During July 25 to 27 temperatures rocketed to an insane 127F (52.7C) degrees, setting records for each of those four dates.

And that came close to the highest accurate temperature of 129F (53.8C ) on June 30, 2013.

Death Valley's horrific heat is caused by a combination of a chronic lack of rain, dry air and the fact it is a below sea-level basin which means the high mountains either side trap heat.

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