In the community of Mitribah, Kuwait, the high temperature rocketed to a record-setting 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit, or 54 degrees Celsius.
On July 22, Basra, Iraq, which has a population of more than 1 million, also hit 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the World Meteorological Organization verifies these records, they would become the hottest temperature recorded on Earth outside of Death Valley, California, which holds the title of the hottest temperature on record.
This would make the Kuwait and Iraq readings the hottest temperature on record in the eastern hemisphere as well as the hottest on record in Asia.
Comparison with Death Valley temperatures
The official world record high temperature is 56.7 °C (134.1 °F) on July 10, 1913, in Furnace Creek Ranch, California, in Death Valley.
According to Weather Underground, there are questions about the accuracy of the Death Valley record, but it still stands as the global benchmark (at least for now).
— WMO | OMM (@WMO) July 22, 2016
ORMM 211200Z 34012KT 9999 FEW040 SCT100 53/00 Q0997 NOSIG
Basrah, Iraq 53°C (127°F) at 12z Thursday pic.twitter.com/nF0bgKMOHW
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) July 21, 2016
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