Delhi had a hot day, with the National Capital recording 49.2 degrees Celsius in central Delhi, while Najafgarh also reached a high of 49.1 degrees Celsius.
Gurugram in Haryana reached an incredible 48.1 degrees Celsius, the hottest since 10 May 1966.
Due to this heatwave, the weather agency advised people in northern India not to venture outside their homes unless necessary and to drink water following their thirst.
Due to the summer heat of India, here is a look at places that have been too hot for humans.
Death Valley, California
The community of Furnace Creek in California holds the record for the hottest air temperature ever recorded.
The World Meteorological Organization’s Global Weather & Climate Extremes Archive showed when Death Valley reached 56.7 degrees Celsius in 1913, which is of international significance.
There’s little doubt that this is one of the hottest places on Earth. An official report indicated that Death Valley reached 54.4 degrees Celsius in summer 2020.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
For the city of Lake Havasu City in Arizona, the summer of 1994 will be unforgettable. The city recorded a record high temperature of 53.3 degrees Celsius, a new scorcher and one that has yet to be broken.
Dasht-e Lut, Iran
The hottest ground temperatures on the planet were recorded at 70.7 degrees Celsius in 2005. The Severe Desert and the Sahara Desert share this warmth, probably because they’re made of stony sediment with limited plant cover.
Kebili is a town in the south of Tunisia, and according to the World Meteorological Organization, it had the highest recorded temperature in Africa at 55 degrees Celsius in 1931.
Record of a hotter than usual July in Brazil
Mitribah, a remote area of northwest Kuwait, hit a sweltering 53.9 degrees Celsius on 21 July 2016.
This is the highest temperature ever recorded for the continental region of Asia.
The small town of Derna, located near Tripoli, Libya, has claimed the title for being the “Hottest Place on Earth.” In 1922, the temperature reached 58 degrees Celsius.
Despite its questionable claim of fame, the inaccurate temperature data stopped being used in 2012 when meteorologists realized that the person recording the temperatures was a noob.
The town still regularly experiences temperatures over 48 degrees Celsius in the summer.
Turbat and Jacobabad, Pakistan
As of May 2017, temperatures in Turbat reached an astounding 53.7 degrees Celsius, a record hot temperature worldwide.
The temperature in Jacobabad, Pakistan, reached 51 degrees Celsius that year, bringing it the hottest on Earth.
Observation of a temperature of 53.9 degrees Celsius at Basra International Airport was recorded on 22 July 2016 in Iraq.
Famous for being in the middle of nowhere, Timbuktur is also a hot place on Earth. Its maximum temperature has been recorded at 54.5 degrees Celsius, hotter than any other major African city.
Tirat Tsvi, Israel
In 1942, a small town called Tirat Tsvi recorded a temperature of 54 degrees Celsius. The city is 722 feet below sea level.
Despite its small population, Golan Heights is Israel’s major date producer.