Temperature hits 49.8 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan’s Phalodi as India sweats through heat wave

In the following days, heatwave conditions are predicted to continue in the country’s northern regions. For the next several days, extreme heatwave conditions will likely remain across Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and other northern regions of the nation, according to the India Meteorological Department.

Senior IMD scientist Naresh Kumar stated that due to an extreme heatwave, a red alert has been issued in Rajasthan and Haryana, while Punjab is currently under an orange alert for the next two days, with a red alert to follow.

Kumar added, “The maximum temperature was in West Rajasthan’s Phalodi, 51 degrees. The next 3-4 days will be the same in Rajasthan and we have issued a red alert. After that, there will be a gradual decrease in temperature. In Haryana too, we have issued a red alert… For Punjab, it is an orange alert for 2 days and then a red alert is issued.”

Among the hot temperatures, Rajasthan’s Phalodi recorded the highest temperature of 49.8°C on Sunday. According to PTI, the extreme heat conditions in Rajasthan took the lives of two persons. The weather office stated that heatwave conditions across the state remained over 43 degrees Celsius. On Sunday, the state health department confirmed the death of a 40-year-old man from a heat stroke.