51 C (123.4F) On The Sub Continent Comes In The Midst Of An Extended Heat Wave and Drought
Satellite map shows massive, sustained heat patterns across the region
India remains in the drip of a drought and record heat pattern for the second year as the region around Phalodi, Rajasthan blew up all records for a single day with 51 degrees Celsius (123.8 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures. About 2500 people died during the summer of 2015, but worse is expected for this year. Current conditions have been caused in part by low levels of rain the 2014 and 2015 monsoons.
The new record was set as deadly heat waves continue in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia.
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