The summer of 2015 has brought sizzling hot temperatures all over, but while the people from some parts of the world are experiencing some discomfort due to the heat, others are experiencing what it’s like to live in an oven, literally. This is the case of the residents of the Iranian city of Bandar Mahshahr, who have experienced one of the hottest days in history this Friday. The heat index reached a whopping 163 degrees Fahrenheit (72 degrees Celsius), which is obviously way passed discomfort and quite close to torture levels.
It should be mentioned that the term heat index does not refer to the actual temperature that was registered, but to the real feel that that temperature generated, along with another very important factor, the local humidity. The actual temperature indicated by Bandar Mahshahr thermometers was 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius), but the residents felt it as being much hotter, at the almost unbearable temperature of 163 degrees.
You might expect this to be the hottest day in history, but while it comes pretty close to it, the Bandar Mahshahr sizzling Friday was still better than what Dhahran, Saudi Arabia locals went through at a heat index of 178 degrees Fahrenheit (81 degrees Celsius) back in 2003.
So no matter how hot you are right now, remember things could always be worse. So make yourself a sizable stash of ice cold water and turn on your air conditioning, your fan or just go take another shower, because life is still looking pretty good for you.
“It is possible to survive, but you certainly won’t be able to endure it for more than a few minutes without water and shade.” said AccuWeather’s Anthony Sagliani, meteorologist and weather risk analyst, who Tweeted about the unbearable day.
Unfortunately, there is no relief in sight for the Iranian city, as the weather forecast for the next few weeks looks as hot as ever. People are advised to keep away from the sun as much as possible and to be extremely attentive to hydrate themselves properly, because such immense temperature could lead to severe dehydration very easily, which could prove to be quite dangerous to them.
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