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

Iran heat Index
August 2015 IRAN 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).
This 165 reading, recorded at 4:30 p.m. local time Friday, comes one day after the heat index soared to 159 degrees (70 Celsius) in the same location. Bandar Mahshahr sits adjacent to the Persian Gulf in southwest Iran where water temperatures are in the 90s. Such high temperatures lead to some of the most oppressive humidity levels in the world when winds blow off the sweltry water. In southeast Iran, also along the Persian Gulf, Jask, Iran observed a heat index of 156 degrees (69 Celsius) on Friday (air temperature 102.2 degrees with a dew point of 91.4 degrees).
Although there are no official records, 178 degrees (81 Celsius) is the highest known heat index ever attained. It was observed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on July 8, 2003. In his book Extreme Weather, weather historian Christopher Burt says Dhahran, also on the Persian Gulf, registered an air temperature of 108 degrees (42 Celsius) and a dew point of 95 (35 Celsius), which computes to such an extreme heat index level. This week’s extreme heat index values have occurred as a punishing heat wave has engulfed the Middle East.
On Thursday, Baghdad soared to 122 degrees (50C) – though its dew point was a lowly 44 (7 Celsius) given its desert environs. That combination produced a heat index of 115 – the dry air taking a slight edge off the blistering temperatures. A massive high pressure ridge or “heat dome” responsible for the excessive heat doesn’t look to budge for several days, at least. – Washington Post
Heat Index Iran
contribution Sarah L. K.
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15 Responses to Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record

  1. Noirfifre says:

    Suffocation is the perfect word to describe this temperature, I do not know how people can cope in that weather. Wow.

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  2. bl8ant says:

    Reblogged –

    it’s gettin hot in here

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  3. thrstr says:

    165 degrees, wow! oh wait, it’s heat index, how many football fields is that?
    why not just report the temperature in the headline? the actual 102.2 degrees is buried in the text.
    yes, it was very uncomfortable, but 165 in the headline?

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    • The temperature is not the issue of the world record – the heat index is. Must we strain at the gnat to swallow the camel?

      FYI – “Bandar Mahshahr’s actual air temperature registered 115 degrees (46 Celsius)”

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      • Yellow Bird says:

        my area’s high so far this summer is only 2 days at 101 & 103f … and we’ve had a lovely breeze to keep us from sweltering
        even so its still plenty hot-
        for all those poor people, it must be like sitting in a car, thats the size of the whole SW Asian region, parked in the sun, with the windows rolled up
        Unbearable!

        any reports how many have not survived?

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      • Yellow Bird says:

        and oh my heavens, ive been reading & re-reading this report, and just saw something that actually is buried in the text:
        “…Bandar Mahshahr sits adjacent to the Persian Gulf in southwest Iran where water temperatures are in the 90s…”

        Sea water temps IN THE 90’s!

        i did not know it was possible😦

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  4. Zoran says:

    Isn”t it war using weather modification?

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  5. Lg says:

    Revelation 16:8-9 – And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory

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  6. Lg says:

    The message is clear.
    Revelation 16:8-9 – And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory

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  7. molassis says:

    I’ve talked to many who believe the tribulation has already begun…

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  8. Arfnog says:

    So sorry to hear everyone thinks that it was unusually hot, check other places in the world their has been hotter they are small unknown places like Cash Creek in bc Canada or any of the border towns is southern bc Canada the temperatures there are mercury thermometer splitting. In the late 70’s many 120 F thermometers met there maker.

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    • krzystoff says:

      The ‘Heat Index’ is a measure of how hot weather “feels” to the body; it uses relative humidity and air temperature to produce the “apparent temperature” or the temperature the body “feels” — in Canada the humidity levels would be quite low compared to equatorial/tropical areas, where high humidity can turn a hot day into a potentially deadly day, especially for people working outdoors.

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  9. soldier4yeshua says:

    In addition to the heat wave in Iran, there has been a meteor strike about a week ago that was not reported and that seems strange. – http://planetxnews.com/2015/08/09/why-are-nasa-and-the-us-media-covering-up-a-devastating-meteor-strike-in-iran/

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