Unprecedented heat waves in Middle East

In June 2019, unprecedented heat waves hit the Middke East.

As one of the hottest countries in the world, with around half of its terrain covered in desert, Iraq is no stranger to stiflingly hot summers.

But even by its own standards, this June has been a sizzler – averaging a daily 48 deg C, compared to around 40 deg C in previous years.

Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/heatwave-hits-iraq-one-of-hottest-countries-in-the-world-and-sparks-begin-to-fly

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