50.7C: Hottest city on earth set’s new Iraq benchmark for September

Written by on September 4, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments

The southern Iraqi city of Basra, located 68 miles from the Persian Gulf and sandwiched narrowly between Kuwait and Iran hit 50.7C on the 1st September. This surpasses Iraq’s previous September record of 49.6C set at Nasiriyah set exactly two years ago to the day on 1 September, 2016. Info credit to 

Interestingly that same year, Basra was Iraq’s ultimate hot spot setting a new all-time national record high of 53.9C (123.2F), TYING the world record set that same week in Mitribah, Kuwait.

This year’s new September record follows a new April benchmark for Iraq when Nasiriyah topped 43.8C.

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