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Middle East records highest temperature of Eastern Hemisphere in Mitribah Iraq

The temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, surged on 21st July to a blistering 129.2 degrees (54 Celsius). 
•    And on 22nd July in Basra, Iraq, the mercury soared to 129.0 degrees (53.9 Celsius). 
•    If confirmed, these incredible measurements would represent the two hottest temperatures ever recorded in the Eastern Hemisphere, according to Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters and weather historian Christopher Burt, who broke the news.
•    It’s also possible that Mitribah’s 129.2-degree reading matches the hottest ever reliably measured anywhere in the world. 
•    Both Mitribah and Basra’s readings are likely the highest ever recorded outside of Death Valley, Calif.
•    Death Valley currently holds the record for the world’s hottest temperature of 134.1 degrees (56.7 Celsius), set July 10, 1913.
•    In March, the National Academy of Sciences published a report that stated worsening heat waves are among the weather events that can be most easily connected to human-caused climate change.

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