Heat wave continues in valley

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 6/27/2016 10:42:46 AM

SRINAGAR, June 26: While Kashmir valley reels under prevalent heat wave Srinagar recorded the hottest day of this season on Sunday.
According to state meteorological department a maximum temperature of 33.5 degrees Celsius was recorded in Srinagar on Sunday which is the highest temperature so far and a low of 20.8 degrees Celsius.
The spokesperson at met department revealed that there would be no change in the current weather conditions till 29 of this month.
Pertinently, past one week saw a steep rise in temperatures in Kashmir.
There has been no respite from the scorching hot weather conditions giving a tough time to valleyites. The extreme humid conditions have indeed added to the peoples’ woes.
The state meteorological department revealed that during past few days the percentage of humidity has been extremely high in all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
The officials at the state meteorological department revealed that the valley recorded a maximum temperature of 33.2 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 15.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
While day temperature has been soaring the minimum temperature in valley also witnessed a rise. Met officials said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 20.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday and a low of 15.5 degrees Celsius.
Moreover, the hilly regions of valley have also witnessed an increase in maximum temperature. Met spokesperson said that tourist spot of Pahalgam recorded a maximum temperature of 29 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
The meteorological department has predicted dry weather across the state during next 48 hours.
“The weather is likely to remain dry and hot in next few days. The maximum temperature may settle around 33 to 34 degrees Celsius incoming days,” an official at meteorological department revealed.
He added, “Heat wave continues to prevail in Jammu region. Jammu recorded a maximum temperature of 38.6 degrees Celsius and a low of 27.6 degrees Celsius.
“During past one week the high percentage of humidity has been adding to the scorching weather conditions.”
Heat wave continues in Jammu region. Met officials revealed that Jammu city recorded a day temperature of 35.1 degrees Celsius which was around 3 degrees lower than the 38.5 degrees recorded on Saturday.
A minimum of 28.1 degrees was recorded in Jammu on Sunday
Met officials said that Jammu was likely to get some respite from prevalent hot weather conditions on Monday.
“There are predictions of light rainfall/ thunder showers across Jammu region on Monday which may bring a slight decline in day temperature,” spokesperson at met department said.



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