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July 31, 2020 - The Washington Post

Baghdad soars to 125 blistering degrees, its highest temperature on record

Baghdad soars to 125 blistering degrees, its highest temperature on record
Heat wave Baghdad File Image: (c) Photabulous!

Extreme heat hits the Middle East, with records falling in Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Syria.

Record high temperatures have been plaguing the Middle East, the mercury soaring to extreme levels during a blistering and unforgiving heat wave. Baghdad surged to its highest temperature ever recorded Tuesday.

Tuesday’s preliminary high of 125.2 degrees (51.8 Celsius) in Iraq’s capital city shatters its previous record of 123.8 degrees set on July 30, 2015, for any day of the year.

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