In Kuwait, the air temperature in the sun rose to 73 degrees Celsius. Because of this, the plastic parts of the machines began to melt. The disaster footage was published by the Al-Jazeera TV channel.
According to Kuwaiti weather forecasters, such heat, which is now established in the country, has not been observed over the past 70 years. In the shade, thermometers show +54 Celsius. In the sun, the readings reach +73 degrees.
The footage published by the channel shows that plastic products cannot withstand the scorching heat and melt. So, bumpers and headlights of cars parked in the sun literally flow down onto the asphalt. Traffic lights also cannot resist the heat and crumple under their own weight.
Kuwaiti authorities are urging residents to stay out of the sun and stay hydrated. Also, citizens of the country are strongly advised to reduce their electricity consumption, as well as, if possible, replace old air conditioners, due to which the power grids in large cities cannot withstand the load, with modern devices. People are also reminded that gadgets and appliances left in the heat can fail due to severe overheating.