Most parts of Jammu and Kashmir including Srinagar, the summer capital, recorded the hottest day of the season on Tuesday while the weatherman predicted no end to the scorching heat till June 11.
The twin capitals Jammu and Srinagar recorded the season’s hottest day at 42.5 and 34.3 degrees Celsius respectively.
Officials in the Meteorological department said that the temperature witnessed an increase across Jammu and Kashmir and most parts recorded the hottest day of the season.
Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad said that the prevalent weather conditions would continue till June 11 following which there is a possibility of light rainfall till June 13.
Meanwhile, Jammu districts also recorded the hottest day of the season.
After recording 42.5 degrees Celsius, the weatherman added that hot and humid temperatures remain for the next two to three days in Jammu.
“Maximum temperature was 42.5 degrees Celsius in Jammu today which is the highest recorded this year so far,” said Dr Mahendra Singh, senior scientist, Agro-met division, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKAUST-J).
“There would be a respite from the present hot weather conditions in Jammu only after June 11 (Thursday) as we are expecting rain after 48-72 hours.”
He said due to hot and humid temperature the low pressure was created in the atmosphere and clouds would form with the help of moisture from snowy peaks. Dr Singh added that low pressure will cause localized rains in the Jammu subcontinent in the next 48-72 hours giving respite to people from the hot waves.
The weatherman also predicted for the next two days the temperature would go up due to the clear sky and fewer chances of rainfall.
The scientist of the Agro-met division, SKAUST-J also advised farmers, who are planting saplings of paddy to give enough water to the dry soil in the evening so it contains moisture.
He also advised them to keep their animals like cows, buffalo and others properly hydrated and clean.