The small fishing village of Quriyat located in Oman's northeast coast has just set a new world temperature record. Last week the temperature remained above 108.7 oF (42.6 oC) for 51 straight hours, making it the highest low temperature observed on Earth's surface.So, a 42 degree night in a town surrounded by water of 34 degrees! It's a wonder the fish caught aren't already poached.
Despite being in a desert environment, Quriyat's is also a very humid place as the water temperatures off the sea of Oman are usually very warm this time of year, with values reaching 93 oF (34 oC). So imagine a night in Quriyat with such high temperatures and such a humid environment. Unbearable!
Update: there's a lot of water which (at the surface) is between 30 - 35 degrees. Here's the global temps for 4 July:
I don't know who runs that site - it seems to have no information about that at all. Odd.