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India's highest-ever temperature of 52.3°C was recorded in Delhi's Mungeshpur. Other extreme temperatures include Phalodi, Rajasthan at 51°C and Sirsa, Haryana at 50.3°C.

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List of Highest temperature ever recorded in India

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India has reported its highest-ever temperature of 52.3 degrees Celsius. The temperature was measured at 2:30 pm by a weather station in Delhi's Mungeshpur area. Extreme heatwave conditions have affected large parts of northern and central India, with temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius in several places.

On Wednesday, Mungeshpur in Delhi recorded 52.3 degrees Celsius, the highest ever in India. This broke the previous record of 51 degrees Celsius in Phalodi, Rajasthan, in May 2016. Alwar, Rajasthan had held the record with 50.6 degrees Celsius in 1956.

Highest temperatures ever recorded in India

Location Temperature (°C) Year
Mungeshpur, Delhi 52.3 2024
Phalodi, Rajasthan 51.0 2016
Alwar, Rajasthan 50.6 1956
Churu, Rajasthan 50.5 2024
Sirsa-AWS, Haryana 50.3 2024
Sirsa, Haryana 49.5 2024
Ganganagar, Rajasthan 49.4 2024
Pilani, Rajasthan 49.0 2024
Phalodi, Rajasthan 49.0 2024
Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh 49.0 2024

Recent weather patterns indicate a gradual decrease in temperatures, particularly in southern Rajasthan districts like Barmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Sirohi, and Jalore, due to moist wind incursion from the Arabian Sea. 

Here's a list of 10 hottest places in Delhi

City Temperature (°C)
Mungeshpur, Delhi 52.3
Phalodi, Rajasthan 51.0
Sirsa, Haryana 50.3
Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 48.0
Narela, Delhi 47.9
Rohtak, Haryana 47.7
Churu, Rajasthan 47.4
Bikaner, Rajasthan 47.0
Jagdhishpur, Haryana 46.5
Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan 46.0

According to Guinness World Records, the highest official temperature globally is 56.7°C (134°F), recorded on 10 July 1913 at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California, USA. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) invalidated the previous record of 58°C in El Azizia, Libya, in 2012 due to inaccuracies.

A new western disturbance is expected to affect northwest India starting Thursday, potentially bringing isolated rainfall over the weekend. Churu in Rajasthan recorded the highest temperature in the country at 50.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. Other high temperatures included 50.3 degrees Celsius in Sirsa-AWS, Haryana, and 49.9 degrees Celsius in Mungeshpur and Narela, Delhi.

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