Folks in Iraq aren’t hot on this weather trend.
Temperatures soared to a scorching 126 degrees in Baghdad last week — the hottest ever recorded in the city, according to a report.
The sweltering heat, which comes during the country’s hottest summer ever, sparked power outages that forced locals to endure the weather without air conditioning, Bloomberg News reported.
To stay cool, many young residents rushed to swimming holes.
“The reason we come here is because of the power blackout,” one teenage boy, who was swimming in a river with friends, told the outlet. “It’s exhausting to stay home without it.”
The report doesn’t note which day the new record was set but the Washington Post reported
The hottest day previously recorded in Baghdad was in June, 2015, when the city hit 124 degrees.