Iranian City Hits Temperatures of 129 Degrees, One of the Highest Ever Recorded

The southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz soared to a brutal 129 degrees Thursday, which is Iran’s highest temperature ever recorded. 

It’s also one of the world’s hottest reliably measured temperatures and the highest June temperature in Asia on record.

The information comes from Etienne Kapikian, a meteorologist with Meteo France, the French national weather service.

Officially, he said the temperature was 53.7 degrees Celsius, which is 128.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Iran’s previous hottest temperature was 127.4 degrees.

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Source: USA Today