Weather station in Mitrabah saw temperatures hit 53.9 C in 2016
According to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) the Mitrabah observation, in the north west of the country, saw temperatures hit 53.9°C on July 21, 2016.
It is also the highest temperature ever recorded in Asia.
The WMO also confirmed that the fourth highest temperature (53.7°C) was noted in Turbat, in southern Balochistan, Pakistan, on May 28, 2017.
According to the Weather and Climate Extremes archive, the hottest temperature ever recorded was in Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California at 56.7°C on July 10, 1913. The highest temperature for the Eastern hemisphere was set in July 1931 in Kebili, Tunisia, at 55°C.For all the latest Kuwait news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.