Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded in Eastern Hemisphere Just Happened
The 129.2 degree mark is the warmest temperature ever recorded in the eastern hemisphere and now the second warmest temperature recorded ever. According to ASU.edu, the warmest temperature ever recorded was in Death Valley, California, in 1913 when thermometers struck an astounding 134 degrees Fahrenheit.— WMO | OMM (@WMO) July 22, 2016
Experts agree that the temperatures experienced in the Middle East could become more normal due to the effects of human-caused climate change. So, be glad that where you are isn’t like what the Middle East is experiencing, but fearful that the same thing might be coming to our shores in the near future.
WMO will evaluate the 54.0°C (129.2°F) at Mitrabah, Kuwait, 21 July, to see if it is new record for eastern hemisphere and Asia.— WMO | OMM (@WMO) July 22, 2016
Record high minimum temps Monday morning: 81°F Wash DC … repeat Tuesday w/temps staying above 80°F for lows! pic.twitter.com/CcI9COycGD— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) July 25, 2016