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World's 8 hottest places are in India as pre-monsoon heat grips nation

The monsoon, which brings down the heat, is likely to begin on the southern coast on June 6, the weather office said last month

Shounak Dasgupta & Munsif Vengattil | Reuters 

India warned of severe heat in northern and central areas on Monday, following similar extreme weather on Sunday. Of the 15 hottest places in the world in the past 24 hours, eight were in India with the others in neighbouring Pakistan, according to weather monitoring website El Dorado. Churu, a city in Rajasthan, recorded the country’s highest temperature of 48.9 Celsius (120 Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to the Meteorological Department. Churu has issued a heat wave advisory and government hospitals have prepared emergency wards with extra air conditioners, coolers ...

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First Published: Mon, June 03 2019. 15:13 IST