Seven of 15 world’s hottest places in Iraq – weather website

People cool off under an outdoor shower as the temperature soars in Baghdad, July 28, 2020. (Reuters photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Seven cities in Iraq are among the hottest places in the world, according to weather monitoring website El Dorado.

Of the 15 hottest places in the world in the past 24 hours, seven were in Iraq with the others in neighboring Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iran, El Dorado website said.

Nasiriyah, a city in south of Baghdad, recorded the country’s highest temperature of 49 Celsius (120.2 Fahrenheit) on Tuesday.

The temperature in Khanaqin, northeast of Baghdad, touched 48.5 Celsius (119.3 Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, according to the website.

The other Iraqi cities that came in the list were Ali Al-Gharbi, Badrah, Karbala, Kirkuk and Kut.

In general, Iraq is in the middle of a heatwave with temperatures rising above 50 degrees (122 Fahrenheit) during the day.

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