Khajuraho hottest place in India at 47.5 degrees

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This Jan. 23, 2015, photo, shows one of the temples built in the 10-11th century at the UNESCO World Heritage site, in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple's distinctive steeple domes are made of interlocking blocks of finely carved stone, and the outer wall is dense with sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses, scenes of court life, and erotic sculpture. (AP Photo/Vijay Joshi)

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh sweltered under the continuing heat wave on Friday with hot winds accompanying the scorching sun, while the state’s famed tourist destination of Khajuraho was hottest in the country on Thursday at 47.5 degrees Celsius, said weather officials.

According to the local meteorological office, the state’s northwest region lies in influence of a cyclonic circulation stretching from east Rajasthan to Jharkhand, even as the several places in the state reported temperatures in excess of 45 degrees.

The weather office has also warned hot winds will further sear Gwalior, Hoshangabad, Khandwa, Khargone, Chhattarpur, Raisen, Damoh, Rewa, Satna, Shivpuri, Tikamgarh and other areas.