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

Washington Post, By Jason Samenow, July 31

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 165 degrees (74 Celsius) today factoring in the humidity.

Although there are no official records of heat indices, this is second highest level we have ever seen reported.

To achieve today’s astronomical heat index level of 165, Bandar Mahshahr’s actual air temperature registered 115 degrees (46 Celsius) with an astonishing dew point temperature of 90 (32 Celsius).

Apparently that’s 0.3° C below the 35° C wet-bulb temperature limit of human of human endurance.

WaPo: Iran’s heat index is literally off the charts, and this is what it feels like

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