India recorded its highest ever temperature when the mercury rose to 51°C in Phalodi in Rajasthan.
The small town in the state with a population of 45,000 people recorded the highest temperature on May 19.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), some cities even 46°C mark on May 19 with Ahmedabad and Gwalior recording 46.9°C and 46.4°C respectively.
Also, several north and north-western states like Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Maharashtra are facing severe heat wave conditions.
IMD has further issued a severe heat wave warning for parts of north and central India. It said that temperatures across India will soar higher than normal.
“Heat wave conditions continued to prevail at most places with severe heat wave at a few places over west Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and at isolated places over Haryana and Delhi, east Rajasthan, east Uttar Pradesh and central Maharashtra,” said IMD.