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Valley continues to reel under heat wave
No respite from extreme humid condition
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Aug 7: Kashmir valley continues to reel under heat wave with no respite yet from the rising mercury and extreme humid conditions. According to the officials at state meteorological department the continued increase in the temperature in Kashmir has resulted in an increase in the percentage of humidity which has given rise to extremely hot weather conditions in Kashmir valley.

The officials revealed that the maximum temperature recorded in several areas of valley has settled over 5 degrees above normal temperature during past few days. They said that due to absence of precipitation the maximum and minimum temperature has abruptly increased several degrees above normal temperature.

The Met officials revealed that the maximum temperature in Kashmir including Srinagar has settled over 33 degrees Celsius during past one week. The Met officials revealed that Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 33.3 degrees Celsius on Monday. They said the maximum temperature settled at around 34 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on Monday.

"The maximum temperature has constantly increased in Kashmir valley during past two weeks. Even the downpour of last week did not change the weather conditions much. During past two days there has been an increase of more than 2 degrees above normal. The presence of humidity has also remained extreme. There might be further rise in temperature if there is no precipitation," spokesperson at Met department said.

According to Met officials, there were some chances of light rainfall at few places across Kashmir during next 24 hours.

"There is possibility of light rainfall along with thundershowers at few places across Kashmir valley including Srinagar, during next 24 hours," Met officials said.

The Met department revealed that Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius on Monday. They said the day temperature in Gulmarg settled at 22.0 degrees Celsius.

"The day temperature in Qazigund area settles at 30.7 degrees Celsius where as tourist spot of Pahalgam recorded a maximum temperature of 28.3 degrees Celsius on Monday. The maximum temperature in Kokernag area was 30.2 degrees Celsius," Met official said.

In Ladakh region also the maximum temperatures have settled over 32 degrees.

Met department revealed that Kargil recorded a maximum temperature of 33.2 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature in Leh town settled at 31.3 degrees Celsius.


News Updated at : Tuesday, August 8, 2017
 
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