A video making rounds on internet shows a truck’s tire sinking in the road that was melting because of the heat.
Yes, you read that right. A concrete road melting.
The incident reportedly took place near a supermarket in Al Dahiya, Kuwait.
Extreme heat has choked Kuwait, with temperatures soaring above 104°F. The heat intensified earlier this week when the temperature reportedly hit 120°F.
According to the Kuwait Times, power consumption rates in the country soared high with record-levels of 13,440 megawatts due to the heat wave.
According to Al Arabiya, Kuwait's municipality decided to introduce evening burials and funeral prayers until September, owing to the extreme weather conditions.
"The measure is part of the municipality's keenness on easing the process for the relatives of the deceased and for the mourners attending the funeral," said Faisal Al Awadhi, head of the funeral affairs department at the municipality.
The video of a truck’s rear wheel descending in the melting ground because of the extreme high temperature is an eye opening look at how bad the heat is in the Middle Eastern country right now.
Kuwait so hot the pavement melts https://t.co/JFZWU6gitk— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) July 4, 2017
A colleague, describing the current heat in Kuwait:— flânerie féminine (@zurichvienna) June 30, 2016
"It's not hot - it's hell!"
Earlier in 2016, the world’s hottest day was recorded in Kuwait with maximum temperatures hitting 129°F in the southern city of Basra.
A 2016 study led by NASA revealed the Middle East experienced the worst drought in 900 years due to climate change that year. Probable extreme weather conditions caused by adverse effects of climate change could make parts of the Middle East and North Africa uninhabitable by the end of the current century.
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