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Feels-Like Temp Reaches 164 Degrees in Iran, 159 in Iraq; Days Off Ordered as Mideast Broils in Extreme Heat Wave | The Weather Channel

Mind-boggling combinations of heat and humidity continued to emerge in cities near the Persian Gulf Wednesday, sending feels-like temperatures toward the 160-degree mark yet again as relentless heat continued to broil much of the region.

Even in the Middle East, where scorching heat is part of everyday life during the summer, coping with extreme temperatures has its limits. A heat wave that has been building for days is testing those limits – and is testing the region’s national temperature records too.The searing heat led to an impromptu, mandatory four-day holiday in Iraq beginning last Thursday.

Nearly a week later, on Wednesday of this week, the southeastern Iraqi city of Samawah reported a temperature of 119.5 degrees Fahrenheit (48.6 degrees Celsius) and a dewpoint of 85.1 F (29.5 C), yielding a feels-like temperature of 159 F (71 C).

Source: Feels-Like Temp Reaches 164 Degrees in Iran, 159 in Iraq; Days Off Ordered as Mideast Broils in Extreme Heat Wave | The Weather Channel

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