Did Iran's Ahvaz record the hottest temperature on earth at 54°C?

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On June 29, temperatures in Iran reached 53.7C making it the hottest day in the country's history and one of the highest ever in the world, Report informs citing Daily Mail.

Temperatures soared to 129F in the southwestern Iran city of Ahvaz, Thursday, setting a new record for the highest temperature ever recorded during the month of June in Asia.

At 4:51 p.m. local time, Weather Underground's website showed the temperature in Ahvaz climbed to 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit, with a heat index at an nearly unimaginably hot 142.1 degrees.

Kapikian said the mercury climbed to 53.7C - eclipsing Iran's previous high of 53C. With humidity, the heat index reached an astounding 142.1 degrees Fahrenheit.

If Weather Underground's reading of 129.2F proves accurate, it would tie for the hottest temperature ever measured on Earth since records began.

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All of these record-breaking temperatures in recent years, including Thursday's reading in Ahvaz as well as those set in Kuwait and Death Valley in 2016 and 2013, represent temperature extremes consistent with what climate scientists expect to see in a warming world.

A picture taken on February 18, 2017 shows a general view of a bridge in the Iranian city of Ahvaz during a sandstorm. But Burt posted a devastating critique of that measurement in October 2016, concluding it was "essentially not possible from a meteorological perspective", and that the weather observer committed errors.

Experts, including Weather Underground weather historian Christopher Burt, say that temperature can not be valid.

Fortunately, the weather forecast for Ahvaz on Friday is for "cooler" weather, with a high of only 119 degrees, according to AccuWeather.

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