Temperature crosses 54° Celsius in Shabankareh, southern Iran  

The town of Shabankareh in Bushehr Province, southern Iran, was the hottest city in the country on Wednesday, with the temperature there hitting 54.2° Celsius over the past 24 hours, officials said Wednesday.

Sadegh Ziaian the head of the National Weather Forecasting Center of Iran’s National Meteorological Organization says Ahvaz with 48.7° and Qom with 43.4° were the hottest and Shahrekord with 10° and Ardabil with 15° were the coolest provincial capitals of Iran during that period.

Ziaian added that on Thursday, the temperature in capital Tehran will rise to 39° Celsius.

He said the temperature will decrease in most regions across Iran, adding however that a large number of stations in Khuzestan Province will record temperatures above 50° on Thursday.

Most Iranian cities are struggling with unprecedented heat this year, which has increased electricity consumption and prompted warnings from authorities.

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