Apparently, this isn't correct ...
On 10 August 2017 at 07:35, V M vmin...@gmail.com [goawriters2] <
> On Monday this week, the eminent author (and part-time Goa
> resident) Amitav Ghosh tweeted an alarming video file of a flaming
> palm, writing, "I am told it is so hot in Kuwait that trees are
> spontaneously combusting." Just last month, that desert country
> registered the "hottest temperature ever recorded on earth", an
> astonishing 54 degrees Celsius.
> Posted by: V M <vmin...@gmail.com>
According to http://www.snopes.com/62-degree-celsius-kuwait-tree-fire/
* The highest temperature on record, according to the World Meteorological
Organization, was 56.7°C (134°F) on 10 July 1913 in Furnace Creek,
* The highest temperature in Kuwait, 54°C, was recorded in Mitrabah in July
* The weather in Kuwait hovered around 50°C during July 2017
* This video was actually shot in Madinah, Saudi Arabia and shows a palm
tree that was struck by lightning.