Scorching Heat Unabated Across J&K, 34.1 Deg Cel In Srinagar

Srinagar, July 17: Heat wave continued on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir as Srinagar recorded a temperature of 34.1 degree Celsius.  

A meteorological department official said that today’s maximum temperature in the summer capital of J&K was 4.3 degrees Celsius higher than the normal.

Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, recorded a maximum of 35.7 degrees Celsius against normal of 34.2 degrees Celsius and previous day’s 34.9 degree Celsius, he said.

Qazigund, the gate town of Kashmir, recorded maximum of 32 (against normal of 27.9) degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 28.8 degrees Celsius while Kokernag recorded 31.8 degrees Celsius, the official said.

The border town Kupwara recorded maximum temperature of 34.2 degrees Celsius against normal of 30.5 degree Celsius, he said.

World famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir recording maximum of 24.0 degrees Celsius against the normal of 20.8 degree Celsius for this time of the season for the place, the official added.

The official said there was possibility of light rain with thunder at isolated to scattered places in J&K till July 18.

“There is possibility of moderate rain at widespread places with thunder and gusty winds most likely during July 19-21. Besides, there are chances of heavy Rainfall at isolated places during the above period,” he said. gns

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