Working hours suspended in Iraq cities as mercury touches 52°C
Basra, Najaf, Diyala, Dhi Qar, Karbala, Diwaniyah and Salaj al-Din have been hit hard by the heatwave.
Iraqi cities announced the suspension of official working hours because of the heatwave.
The Governorates of Basra, Najaf, Diyala, Dhi Qar, Karbala and Diwaniyah have announced the suspension of working hours.
The Salah al-Din Governorate announced the reduction of working hours due to the high temperatures that exceeded 50 degrees Celsius (C) amid an acute shortage of electricity.
The electricity crisis has deepened because of terror strikes in several power transmission lines.
Amer Al-Jabri, the Media Director of the General Authority for Meteorology and Seismic Monitoring, Iraq, said in a statement to the newspaper
According to a weather forecaster at the Basra International Airport, temperatures in several Iraqi cities will reach up to 52 degrees C over the next few days.
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