Iran shuts down for two days due to 'unprecedented heat' - The Hindu

In an extraordinary measure, Iran is coming to a standstill for two consecutive days due to an unprecedented heatwave that is set to scorch the city of Tehran with temperatures soaring up to 39°C on August 2. The severity of the heat has prompted the Iranian government to declare both August 2 and August 3 as public holidays. Authorities have also issued a stern warning, urging the elderly and individuals with underlying health conditions to remain indoors to safeguard their well-being.

The southern regions of Iran have already been grappling with an unparalleled heatwave, with cities like Ahvaz experiencing sweltering conditions beyond imagination. State media has reported that temperatures have surged past a staggering 123°F (51°C) in Ahvaz, highlighting the severity of the situation.