Heatwave In J&K, Srinagar 34.7°C & Jammu 41.9°C
Kashmir experienced its third consecutive day of a heatwave on Thursday as Srinagar recorded maximum temperatures of 34.7 degrees Celsius, the same as witnessed on the previous day and the season’s hottest day so far.
A meteorological department official the day temperature of 34.7 degrees Celsius was above normal by 6.7 degrees Celsius. On Tuesday, Srinagar recorded 34.3 degrees Celsius.
The heatwave also prevailed in Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, as it recorded a maximum of 41.9 degrees Celsius against the previous days 42.7 Deg Celsius. It was around 3 degrees above normal, the official said. It also marked season’s second hottest day for the winter capital which had recorded 41.6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday last.
Meanwhile, Qazigund, the gate town of Kashmir, recorded 34.3 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 30.2 degrees Celsius while Kokernag witnessed 32.2 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The border town Kupwara recorded a maximum temperature of 35.1 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature in at least 12 years for the area.
World-famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in Valley, recording a maximum of 25.5 degrees Celsius, the official added.
The weather office has forecast mainly dry and hot weather in Kashmir Valley and “isolated light rain in Jammu division” for the next 24 hours.
For the subsequent two days, the weatherman has forecast “isolated very light rain and thundershowers” in Jammu and Kashmir
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