2016 Indian heat wave

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In April and May 2016, India experienced a major heat wave. A national record high temperature of 51.0 °C (123.8 °F) was set in the town of Phalodi, in the state of Rajasthan.[1][2] A total of over 1600 people have died and 330 million affected. There are also water shortages. Drought has worsened the heat wave.[3]

References

  1. ^ Agarwal, Vibhuti. "Indian Heat Wave Breaks Record for Highest Temperature". Wall Street Journal. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Wu, Huizhong. "Mercury rising: India records its highest temperature ever". CNN. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Western Indian State Tries to Cope With Record Heat Wave". Wall Street Journal. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
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