Tunis registers record-breaking 49 °C (120.2 °F), Kairouan hits 50 °C (122 °F), Tunisia


Tunisia's Meteorological Institute registered 49 °C (120.2 °F) in capital Tunis on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, setting a new all-time highest temperature record for the city. 

The previous highest recorded temperature in Tunis was 46.8 °C (116.2 °F) set in 1982.

Other parts of the country also registered very high and record-breaking temperatures, leading to increased demand for power supply and resulting in power outages.

Temperatures remained very high on August 11, with maximums expected between 40 and 49 °C (104 – 120.2 °F).

A new all-time highest temperature record was set in Kairouan on Wednesday, August 11 when the city registered 50 °C (122 °F). Its previous record was 48.1 °C (118.5 °F) set in 1960.

The country's all-time highest temperature record is 55 °C (131 °F) set in Kebili on July 7, 1931.

Featured image credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-2, TW


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