Temperatures in Iran hit 165 degrees due to ‘heat dome’ hovering over Middle East BY David Harding NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, August 2, 2015, 10:43 AM The government also ordered regular power cuts at state institutions due to the extreme heat in the region. Temperatures in Iran have soared to an astonishing 165 degrees Fahrenheit due to a "heat dome." Temperatures taken in the city of Bandar Mahshahr were among the highest ever recorded, reports the Telegraph. Weather experts claim the city's heat indexes are among the highest ever recorded. "That was one of the most incredible temperature observations I have ever seen and it is one of the most extreme readings ever in the world," said meteorologist Anthony Saglia, as reported by the Telegraph. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images Temperatures hit 165 degrees in the city of Bandar Mahshahr ealier this week, approaching the all-time record. The high heat has been exacerbated by a "heat dome," a high pressure ridge passing over the region. Despite the sweltering temperatures, it still has some ways to go to beat the record. The highest temperature ever recorded is 178 degrees Fahrenheit in Saudi Arabia in 2003.