Last Thursday, the Kuwaiti city of Mitrabah reached a temperature of 54 degrees Celsius (129.2 degrees Fahrenheit).  The U.N.’s weather agency, the World Meteorological Organization, said this reading will likely set a new high temperature record for the eastern hemisphere;  and, it is now attempting to verify that claim.

Source:  UN weather agency: 54 Celsius in Kuwait may be Asian record

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