Scorching Heatwave Grips Indian Cities, New Delhi Hits Record High

Intense heatwave conditions have been sweeping across several regions of India, with the nation’s capital, New Delhi, experiencing its highest-ever recorded temperature, Anadolu Agency reported today.

On Tuesday, two areas in New Delhi reached a scorching 49.9°C (121.8°F), shattering previous records, the source mentioned, adding that other major cities also faced extreme heat, with Churu in Rajasthan state hitting 50.5°C (122.9°F).

The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of “heat wave to severe heat wave” conditions that are likely to gradually subside over northwest and central India from May 30 onwards.

 The intense heat prevails as the largest election in the world is unfolding in the Asian giant.

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