Bandar Mahshahr in Iran experiences ‘second hottest temperature ever’

A city in Iran has experienced what is believed to be history’s second highest temperature ever as a blistering heatwave lingered over the Middle East. The air in Bandar Mahshahr in the Persian Gulf recorded a sweltering “heat index” of 74°C (165°F) last Friday. A heat index is a measure of how hot it “feels” to the body – it uses humidity and air temperature to calculate the apparent temperature experienced by the body. • 10 hottest and coldest places in the world A biy in Baghdad cools off during…

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