Over the past couples of days temperatures throughout the country exceeded 50 degrees Centigrade (122 degrees Fahrenheit). According to reports from the Republic of Iran, this is the most severe heat wave recorded in the country over the past 75 years.
It was also reported that due to the heat wave, an energy crises has developed. Extremely high electricity demands, exceeding the country’s production capabilities, caused electricity disruptions throughout the country. In Tehran it was decided to close all Government agencies for two days in order to temporarily reduce electricity consumption.