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Kuwait to expect scorching temperatures of 51C

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Weather forecasts in Kuwait have revealed that temperatures in the country are expect to reach as high as 51 degrees Celsius, state news agency KUNA reported on Wednesday.

July last year, Kuwait recorded a blistering temperature of 54C, the highest temperature ever recorded since July 10, 1913 when Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California recorded a temperature of 56.7C.

Extreme temperatures have gripped parts of the Northern Hemisphere as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports that the planet is experiencing an exceptionally warm year with record-breaking temeratures in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the United States.

Meteorologists reported that the Middle East and North Africa are experiencing extremely hot weather with temperatures topping 50 degrees Celsius.

High temperatures also have been recorded in Spain and in France, which issued an Amber alert, the second highest alert level earlier this week.