Weather & Natural Disasters

Yesterday's 154 degrees in Iran? Today it's 165

Attention people on the U.S. East Coast "suffering" through the recent heat wave: you've got nothing on the poor residents of Bandar Mahshahr, Iran.

The coastal town that hit a heat index of 154 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday topped that with a reading just over 165 degrees on Friday, according to University of Miami researcher Brian McNoldy.

As the Washington Post reported, the reading in Bandar Mahshahr might be the second-highest ever recorded.

Darkness brought little relief to the city of more than 100,000 people, either—at 8:30 p.m. local time the "feels like" temperature was still 135 degrees, according to Weather Channel data.