May 21, 2016

Western Indian state tries to cope with record heat wave

Rajasthan
India
by
Associated Press
A woman quenches her thirst during the hot summer day outskirts of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Temperature records are rapidly getting shattered as North Indian states and towns are left to sizzle under extreme heat conditions. Photo: Vishal Bhatnagar, Zuma Press
A woman quenches her thirst during the hot summer day outskirts of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Temperature records are rapidly getting shattered as North Indian states and towns are left to sizzle under extreme heat conditions. Photo: Vishal Bhatnagar, Zuma Press

On Thursday, the city of Philodi in Rajasthan state suffered through the country’s highest recorded temperature—51 degrees Celsius (124 degrees Fahrenheit). India’s meteorological department said the previous high was 50.6 degrees Celsius, reached in 1956 in the city of Alwar, also in Rajasthan