30 Jun '17, 5pm

Iranian City Hits Record 129 Degrees

There's a heat wave , and then there's 129 degree weather—one is uncomfortable, the other is deadly. As countries around the world face rising temperatures from climate change , parts of Iran are getting scorched. On Thursday, the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz hit a staggering 128.7 or 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to two separate meteorological readings , and the "real heat" index reached 142 degrees because of humidity. That's tied with the highest temperature ever recorded in the country. It was so hot that the weather didn't fit on the heat index that scientists use to determine how hot it actually feels when factoring in humidity. The index, developed in 1978, has a maximum of 136 degrees. The one other time Iran reached 129 degrees was in 2016. In 2015, the country reached a real heat feel of 165 degrees because of heavy humidity, which suggests that these sha...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/ahvaz-iran-heat-wave-2450970175....

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