Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/07/30/iran-city-hits-suffocating-heat-index-of-154-degrees-near-world-record/?mc_cid=75056e97c4&mc_eid=9672eb134c&utm_term=.db5d42068d60

This 165 reading, recorded at 4:30 p.m. local time Friday, comes one day after the heat index soared to 159 degrees (70 Celsius) in the same location.

[Unbearable heat and humidity in Iran city were ‘completely normal’ says local]

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 sweltry water.

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