The heat index
Folks, this is heat index, not actual temperature. I can cook chicken in the oven at 160 degrees. I have been in Mongolia and Africa but couldn’t relate to the Celsius scale. It was hot and cold there but I functioned because I didn’t know the temp. You adjust and adapt.
It is not a record:
It is just a few degrees lower than the highest ever recorded heat index, which was 178F (81C) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on July 8, 2003.
The heat index is a relative number
the heat index contains assumptions about the human body mass and height, clothing, amount of physical activity, thickness of blood, sunlight and ultraviolet radiation exposure, and the wind speed. Significant deviations from these will result in heat index values which do not accurately reflect the perceived temperature.