Two towns in Kuwait have recorded the highest temperatures on Earth in the last 24 hours.
The Kuwait Meteorological Department on Sunday noted that temperatures at Al Jahra hit 53°C, while those at Al-Nuwaiseeb were just a notch lower at 52°C.
Residents have been warned to expect the sweltering weather to continue this week, with the mercury forecast to touch 50°C on both Wednesday and Thursday.
Earlier this month, the UAE too recorded its highest temperature this season: 51.8 °C. It was the second time in three days that the mercury has soared past the 51°C mark.
However, an NCM spokesperson told Khaleej Times that it was still “premature” to determine if this is the hottest summer ever.