Valley witnesses scorching heat wave

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 6/5/2018 3:16:29 PM

Highest day temperature recorded on Monday

SRINAGAR, JUN 4: Kashmir valley continued to reel under extreme heat wave conditions on Monday as the day temperature went above 35 degrees Celsius at several places in Kashmir including the summer capital Srinagar.
The officials at Met department revealed that the temperature in Kashmir has been going up in the past few days resulting in acute hot weather conditions.
They said that valley was yet to get any breather from the persistent scorching heat of as the present weather was likely to prevail till next few days.
Pertinently in the past couple of days temperatures in the valley have been increasing giving a tough time to valleyites particularly in the month of Ramzan.
While the temperatures witnessed steep increase across Kashmir, the presence of humidity has also been increasing since the past one week. The extreme humid conditions have indeed added to the peoples’ woes.
According to the state meteorological department no rains were predicted in Kashmir in coming few days as weather was likely to remain dry and clear across the state.
“There is no prediction of rains till next week. Weather is likely to remain same till June 7. Due to humid conditions there may be more increase in the temperatures across the valley in the coming few days," an official at meteorological department revealed.
The official at meteorological department revealed that the valley recorded a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius on Monday which was the highest of this summer season so far.
“The temperatures have been shooting up past one week. The extreme humid conditions have added to it. However till June 8 there is no forecast of rains. May be after June 8, we can get some respite from the prevalent heat wave.”
Met department revealed that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 15.7 degree Celsius on Monday. The officials said that the maximum temperature in Leh town of Ladakh division settled at 27.6 degree Celsius.
"The day temperature in Jammu region settled at 38.6 degrees Celsius on Monday. There are possibilities of rainfall in the state including Kashmir likely from June 8 onwards," Met official said.



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