Rajasthan’s Phalodi sizzles at 51°C, Ahmedabad breaks 100-yr record
An oppressive heatwave tore through north India with the small town of Phalodi in Rajasthan sweltering at 51°C on Thursday ? the highest ever in the country since Alwar, also in the desert state, registered 50.6°C in 1956.
The state reeled under record-breaking temperatures as another traditional hot spot, Churu, made history with 50.2°C, which is a notch higher than its 1914 record of slightly less than 50.
In meteorological terms, where an increase in even decimal points is viewed very seriously, this increase was significant.