In Kuwait, the air temperature rose to 163.4 degrees Fahrenheit ( 73 Celsius). Because of this, the plastic parts of the machines began to melt. The unbelievable footage was published by the Algerian news channel on Youtube.
According to Kuwaiti weather forecasters, such heat, which is now established in the country, has not been observed over the past 70 years.
In the shade, thermometers show 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit ( 54 Celsius). In the sun, readings reach 163.4 degrees Fahrenheit ( 73 Celsius).
The footage published by the channel shows that plastic products cannot withstand the scorching heat and melt. So, bumpers and headlights of cars parked in the sun literally flow down onto the asphalt.
Traffic lights also cannot resist the heat and crumple under their own weight.
Kuwaiti authorities are urging residents to stay out of the sun and stay hydrated.
Also, citizens of the country are strongly advised to reduce their electricity consumption, as well as, if possible, replace old air conditioners, due to which the power grids in large cities cannot withstand the load, with modern devices.
People are also reminded that gadgets and appliances left in the heat can fail due to severe overheating.
Kuwait is a country in Western Asia. It is situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, bordering Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south.
As of 2021, Kuwait has a population of 4.5 million people where 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 3.2 million are foreign nationals.