Power grid shuts down as Iraq temperature exceeds 51C (123.8F) in heatwave from Hell

Iraq heatwave August 2022
Iraq heatwave August 2022. Al Arabiya

Iraq’s power grid has been fried by extreme temperatures exceeding 51C (123.8F), in a heatwave that’s forced authorities to step in as millions swelter.

Millions were left without power on Saturday as the electricity grid failed in the southern provinces of Basra, Dhi Qar and Maysan.

Reports of mass food spoilage and illness have forced authorities to take measures to keep the population safe due to the “noticeable rise in temperatures”.

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This first video shows Iraqi people taking to streets and burning tires in Basra to protest lack of electricity:

Local reports say residents were battling the heat by driving around their city for the sole purpose of using the air conditioner.

On Sunday morning, the governor of Dhi Qar province announced a public holiday for state employees would be extended until the religious festival of Muharram begins on Tuesday.

The Middle Eastern nation ranks fifth on the global list of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change — and it is now facing faster-rising temperatures than most.

The dire scene has seen southern marshes in the southern in Dhi Qar province dry up at a much faster rate, lining cracks for miles on end.

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Weather forecasts indicated most of Iraq would experience temperatures of around 45C (113F) or higher this week, but the sudden spike has caught even the most experienced by surprise.

The electricity grid is not the only public service in trouble, with hospitals also under strain as they battle an influx of heatstroke cases.

Heatwaves have also crippled Europe this summer, bringing a number of nations to a halt

Faced with a historic drought and threatened by desertification, Spain is now rethinking how it spends its water resources, which are used mainly to irrigate crops.

“We must be extremely careful and responsible instead of looking the other way,” Spain’s Minister for the Ecological Transition Teresa Ribera said recently, about the impact of the lack of rain.

Like France and Italy, Spain has been gripped by several extreme heatwaves this summer after an unusually dry winter.

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That has left the country’s reservoirs at 40.4% of their capacity in August, 20% points below the average over the last decade for this time of the year.

Officials have responded by limiting water use, especially in the southern region of Andalusia, which grows much of Europe’s fruits and vegetables.

Reservoir water levels in the region are particularly low, just 25% at most of their capacity.

The situation is dramatic,” said University of Jaen hydrology professor Rosario Jimenez, adding both underground aquifers and surface bodies of water were running low.

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The situation is especially worrying since it is part of a long-term trend linked to climate change, she added.

Parts of Spain are the driest they have been in a thousand years due to an atmospheric high-pressure system driven by climate change, according to a study published last month in the journal, Nature Geoscience.

Greenpeace estimates that 75% of the country is susceptible to desertification.

Spain has built a vast network of dams to provide water for its farms and towns. During the 20th century, 1,200 large dams were built in the country, the highest number in Europe per capita.

In England, temperatures this summer spiked beyond 40C (104F) for the first time ever.

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The country’s hottest temperature ever measured was previously 38.7C (101.7F) at the Cambridge Botanic Garden in 2019.

The Government feared the “unprecedented heatwave” could have sparked a series riots and a meltdown of emergency services as millions sat in unprecedented heat.

Global health officials fear that “hundreds or thousands” of people could die as a result of the extreme temperatures — with the conditions likened to a 2003 heatwave in France in which 14,000 mostly elderly people died — prompting the government to trigger the first ever national emergency heat red alert. [WT]

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  1. We Iranian people inside Iran and abroad was shaken by stabbing of the Sir Salman Rushdi and wish him well recovery. Terrorist regime of Iran must not rewarded , they are fake if sign a deal so is null and void. Freedom lovers all over planets are in agony as a result of Iran terrorist regime attack Salman Rushdi. Bomb Bomb IRAN IRAN.. John Macgain before he dies said it.. Finger Print of Islamic Terrorists of Iran is every where … They soon will have 100 plus atom bombs , new settellites recently Russia sent for them. Iran will be soon new North Korea then we have to accept them. Shame to Biden admin for signing fake deal….! Arm citizens Iran to over throw tyranny of ayatoolahs?

  2. Emergency NEWS :
    Iran Nuclear Deal Appears Within Reach as Negotiators Send “Final Text” to Tehran & Washington
    After months of failure to revive the Iran nuclear deal, European Union negotiators have drafted a “final” text for the U.S. and Iran to sign. An agreement seems more likely, due to Iran backing down on original demands for the U.S. to take the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps off its terrorist blacklist and for future U.S. presidents to not have the authority to pull out of the deal as the Trump administration did. This comes as tension grows between the two countries after an Iranian man was charged for an alleged assassination plot on multiple U.S. officials. “That doesn’t mean there needs to be a stop to diplomacy,” says Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
    No deals with Terrorist Regime that sends kill John Bolton and has fingerprints for destructions and
    911 was partly Ayatoolahs all of them knew about it. Shame to Biden for signing fake deal with Iran.
    Iran spied on her for months and plotted to kidnap her from her Brooklyn home, but a defiant Masih Alinejad says she refuses to be intimidated by the Islamic Republic

  3. Thanks for the videos. I also agree with many of the comments that ‘GLOBAL WARMING’ is a LIE, and that GEO-ENGINEERING is 100% real. ‘They’ the controllers manipulate the weather by altering the position of the Jet-stream which is 200 miles high up in the atmosphere. Above the Jetstream it is cold, below it is hot. The problem is that just because we get some artificially ‘hot weather’ extremes, does not mean that the opposite can’t also happen in the coming winter – extreme COLD by contrast. These mad scientists and their ‘controllers’ in their arrogance are playing around with the weather – in order to try and convince the world that ‘GLOBAL WARMING’ is real. Whatever man does to the earth will cause the opposite reaction. some call it GAIA. Could we in fact be on the verge of an ICE-AGE? ‘If you want to know what the truth is about any given issue, then see what the MAIN MEDIA is spouting off and the TRUTH will often be the ‘exact opposite’ of what you are being spoon fed’
    Best Wishes, Steve

    • Right on! 110%! What you said is truth at it’s core. What most people refuse to believe is “no human could be that monstrous”! Guess what there is nothing saying that these monsters are or were ever human!

  4. that is not unusual temperatures in that region, it’s just silly they haven’t safeguard their power sources properly from nature or work with it.

    • Whoever the ‘writer’ is is an AGW freak. Wait till THEY realize the Earth is in the Eddy Minimum that will be 6-10% colder than the Maunder Minimum…and maybe colder than the Little Ice Age!!!
      Both safe sights with FACTS & Historical evidence.

  5. Mourning month of Muharram in Iran
    Muharram is a month of remembrance. It is to honor Imam Hussein – the third Shia Imam – and his followers, who sacrificed all and everything possible for the sake of Islam, to show that right is might, how the blood of the innocent can win over the sword of tyrants, and how to achieve victory despite being oppressed.

    Shia Muslims believe that even though the great Imam was killed in a battle in the plains of the holy Iraqi city of Karbala, his message was heard loud and clear by the people of his own time, those who followed and will follow until eternity.

    From the first night of Muharram, Shia Muslims begin mourning and continue for ten nights, climaxing on the Day of Ashura. The last few days up until and including the Day of Ashura are the most important because these were the days during which Imam Hussein and his family and followers (including women, children and elderly people) were deprived of water for several days and on the 10th, Imam Hussain and 72 of his followers were martyred by the army of Yazid I at the Battle of Karbala. The surviving members of Imam Hussein’s companions were taken captive, marched to Damascus, and imprisoned there.
    We people of Iran want Jesus Christ in our lives and we do not want Arabic invasion of Iran .We do not want bit ourselves to death for Imam Hussain, Hell with your Imama and Islam of Talibanist get out of my ex country now… We want freedom , Cyress the Great where are you … Iran is black for a months and every night Talibanist Shieh rules the streets and have rituals biting themselves with
    chains , these people are psycho and 1400 years ago behind the our time. These people must go and have no value for any governments of world.

  6. Anyone who can’t see we are having extreme weather all over the planet, is not looking. Record shattering hot, and cold. Deluge and drought. So, the cover-up crowd invents Global Warming, Climate Change and the biggest con of all Geoengineering, or Weather Warfare, so folks will have something to blame it on. Anything but the truth. An increasing Earth Wobble due to the approach of Planet X, Nibiru, or Wormwood. Soon the lies will not work as the Wobble gets severe enough that the Sun moving around becomes obvious to the eye. But even with that, most will still deny anything unusual happening. Denial is a powerful thing. It’s too big and shocking to comprehend. But it’s happening anyway.

  7. yes, a ‘suger mummy Eve a success full reki and pranic healing and nassagist frm…’

    indeed. and yabba yabba ding dong to you, too.

    your last sentence is not a question. but you put a question mark at the end of it because, uh, whoopie!

    you must be Hussein in the Membrane!

  8. Climate Change….. if you believe this crock of dung you deserve all you will get from it.

  9. I bet if Saddam was still in power they would have electricity, but Bush Jr. F’d that up for his own pleasure. I also find it odd how as soon as the left scream climate change, you have all these weather problems right on cue. I think it could be weather warfare more than climate change. It could be China, Russia, or the US doing this or all 3. The US could be doing weather warfare to try to prove their climate change theory.

  10. If you have a creek are small stream near by. Their is no need to fight and kill over water. With a decent fire you can distill your water for drinking

  11. 4 Muslim men were killed in Albuquerque. Here’s what we know about them
    CNN —

    After ambush-style shootings of three Muslim men and the recent killing of a fourth in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Muslim community in the city is on edge and fearful.

    A well-liked city worker who had aspirations of a future in politics and a proud new US citizen are among the victims of a spree of shootings police say may be related.

    The killings of Mohammad Ahmadi, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, Aftab Hussein and Naeem Hussain have one obvious commonality though: They were all South Asian Muslims, according to Albuquerque police. 90 days Marriage was filmed in same city and Mohamed was from Egyption and he had suger mummy Eve a success full reki and pranic healing and nassagist frm same city. Due to 90 days marriage 4 Muslims targeted we do condemn killing of Americans by name of religion color race or religions. No one found connection accept me with remote viewing experiences.Regarding Iraq Electricity is gone because of Iran involvement in Iraq . If you support terrorist ayatollahs then you need suffer?

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