Crippling heat wave in India peaks at 50 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan’s Phalodi


A woman covers her child in protection from the scorching sun on a hot summer day, in Jaipur, Saturday, May 25, 2024. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for heatwave in several northern Indian cities including Rajasthan.
New Delhi: Temperatures soared to a searing 50 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan’s Phalodi on Sunday, as a brutal heatwave swept through large parts of India, testing the endurance of millions, including those who stepped out to vote in the sixth phase of the ongoing general elections.

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