Iranian city flirts with world record heat index of 154 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit


The Middle East is no stranger to blistering heat. But one city in Iran has challenged the all-time global record high heat index during the past two days, with a heat index of about 154 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, and a staggering 164 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday

The city of Bandar Mahshahr has a population of about 110,000 people. On Thursday, the actual air temperature reached 109 degrees Fahrenheit, or 43 degrees Celsius, with a dew point of 90 degrees Fahrenheit, or 43 degrees Celsius. This translated to a heat index of 154 degrees Fahrenheit, or 67.8 degrees Celsius

The heat index, which is how hot the air feels when combining the air temperature and relative humidity, was even higher than this based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) heat index calculator Read more…

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