The Single Day Heat Record for the Eastern Hemisphere Has Just Been Shattered

By George Dvorsky

Think it’s hot in North America right now
? Well, you need to shut-up and stop complaining, because parts of the Middle East are getting absolutely scorched right now. Yesterday, the temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait soared to a blistering 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius). That’s a record for our planet’s Eastern hemisphere.

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