Kuwait has recorded the hottest temperature ever recorded of 54C this week.
The blistering temperature was recorded in Mitribah, Kuwait, on Thursday.
And yesterday, Iraq was nearly as hot, as the mercury soared to 53.9C.
Local weather forecaster Nagham Mohammed expected temperatures Saturday to hover around 49 degrees Celsius in Basra and to decline in the coming days.
Mohammed added that temperatures in Baghdad are expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius.
The temperatures made them the hottest “ever reliably measured on Earth”.