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From Egypt to Iran, heatwave compounds Middle East electricity problems, climate change burdens

Countries like Iraq are particularly susceptible to climate change, as recurring blackouts make it harder to stay cool indoors.
Mideast heat

A heat wave continued to hit the Middle East on Wednesday, leading to electricity issues in Egypt and Jordan, closures in Iran and continued challenges in drought-hit Iraq. 

The following is a breakdown of the scorching conditions in countries throughout the region.


The temperature in Cairo reached a high of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) on Wednesday, according to AccuWeather.

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