51ºC – Hottest Day Ever in India
Posted by feww on May 20, 2016
Life-threatening heat breaks temperature record in India
City of Phalodi in Rajasthan state has broken the country’s temperature record after registering 51°C (123.8°F), the highest in India since records began, said the weather office.
The new record surpasses the previous record for the hottest temperature set at 50.6°C in 1956.
Much of northern India has been plagued by a lingering heatwave with temperatures exceeding 40°C for several weeks, while dozens, more likely hundreds, of people have died from extreme heat in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The record [contested] for the highest air temperature in the world, 56.7°C (134°F), was set on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley, California.