India Sets a New Heat Record

Misery Index showing temperatures plus dewpoint levels across India on May 19, 2016. (Photo by Earth Simulator)

India broke an all-time national heat record, reaching 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit — or 51 degrees Celsius.

Mashable writes:

The data, recorded by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), shows that the high temperature eclipsed the previous national high temperature of 50.6 degrees Celsius, which was set way back in 1886.

The scorcher was recorded in Phalodi, Rajasthan, on May 19, 2016.

The news comes as a NASA expert said there was a 99 percent chance 2016 would be the Earth’s hottest year on record. If that happens, it will be the third year in a row of record-setting temperatures.



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