The town of Phalodi in Rajastha recorded the highest temperature ever in India today as the temperature came to an astounding 51 degrees Celcius or 123.8 degrees Farenheit. Earlier this record was held by Alwar in Rajasthan when it recorded 50.6 degrees celcius in 1956. This year most parts of India are witnessing temperatures higher than normal and this record is a testament to the fact. There is no sign of monsoon yet. Being placed near the desert, Rajasthan towns always record higher temperatures die to the hot western winds but this is for the first time temperature has touched 51.
The Guiness Book of World Records suggest that the highest ever temperature recorded in human history was at Death Valley, California in 1913 when the temperature was measured at a scorching 56.7 degrees celcius or 134 farenheit. The capital of India Delhi recorded a temperature of 47 degress. Red alert has been issued in many states and residents are requested to stay inside as much as possible. 2015 was also a very hot year for India that witnessed 2,500 deaths.