From: Jeremy Hance, MONGABAY.COM, More from this Affiliate
Published August 19, 2011 08:50 AM

World nations see six all-time record high temperatures, no lows so far in 2011

Eight months into the year, six nations have seen record high temperatures, including Kuwait, Iraq, Armenia, Iran, and Republic of the Congo, reports Jeff Master's Wunderblog. To date no record lows have been recorded in any country in the world so far. This is similar, though not quite as extreme, to last year when twenty countries broke all time highs with none hitting an all time low.

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On August 3rd, Kuwait made a number of new records when it hit 127 Fahrenheit (53.3 Celsius) at Mitrabah: a record for Kuwait, for an Arabic nation, and a world record for the month of August.

Asia has suffered under incredible heat over the summer with Kuwait's record number, Iraq's, and Iran's all falling in the top ten highs ever recorded on the continent.

High temperatures, along with drought and fires, have also plagued much of the US this summer with Texas experiencing its worst drought since the Dust Bowl. In July Oklahoma recorded the highest average temperature over a month (89.1 Fahrenheit) of any of the all 50 states.

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