India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

May 20, 2016 9:55 AM

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India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.

Northern Phalodi wilted as the mercury reached a new high, equivalent to 123.8 Fahrenheit, beating a 60-year-old record.

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