Rajasthan’s Churu, about 20km north of state capital of Jaipur, recorded the country’s highest temperature of 50 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
Bikaner, Ganganagar and Pilani were the three other cities from Rajasthan which were on that list.
Banda, a district in Uttar Pradesh, recorded severe heatwave as the temperature there touched 48°C on Tuesday. Whereas, Jhasi also registered highest temperature of 47 degree celcius according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
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Punjab and Haryana
A severe heatwave swept Haryana, Punjab and their joint capital, Chandigarh, on Tuesday, with Hisar being the hottest place in the region at 48 degrees Celsius.
Hisar in Haryana recorded its hottest day of the current summer so far, with the maximum temperature settling five notches above normal limits, the meteorological department said. Blistering heat also swept Narnaul at 46 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal limits.
Among two of the world hottest places on Tuesday included Nagpur Sonegaon at 46.8 degrees Celsius and Akola 46.5 degrees Celsius, both in Maharashtra.