Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 154 degrees, near world record
30 July, 2015
Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again.
In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 154 degrees (67.8 Celsius) today, factoring in the humidity.
Probably the most incredible ob I've ever seen. Bandar Mahshahr, Iran today: Temp: 109F (43C) Dew Point: 90F (32C).pic.twitter.com/Lb2AsDAtK0
— Anthony Sagliani (@anthonywx) July 30, 2015
Bandar Mahshahr sits adjacent to the Persian Gulf in southwest Iran where water temperatures are in the 90s. Such high temperatures lead to some of the most oppressive humidity levels in the world when winds blow off the water.
This week, on top of the humidity, a punishing heat wave has engulfed the Middle East.
50°C (122°F) + stations Thursday: ORMM (Bashrah Iraq) 51°C KQTZ (Baghdad Iraq) 50°C pic.twitter.com/MQZCLSj79I
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) July 30, 2015
Today, Baghdad soared to 122 degrees (50C) – though the dew point was a lowly 44 given its desert environs. That combination produced a heat index of 115 – the dry air taking a slight edge off the blistering temperatures.