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Friday, June 25, 2021

High temperatures persist, Kupwara hottest in Kashmir

There was no let-up in the heatwave in Jammu and Kashmir as the twin capitals as well as the other districts continued to record above normal temperature for the third straight day on Thursday.

Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K recorded the hottest day of the season on Wednesday at 34.7 degrees Celsius while it continues to record a similar temperature today as well, an official in the local Meteorological department said.

He said the winter capital Jammu recorded 41.9 degree Celsius on Thursday, which was some notches below Wednesday’s maximum temperature.

Kupwara district was the hottest among all districts in the Kashmir division, where the maximum temperature settled at 35.1 degrees Celsius, he said, adding that Qazigund recorded 34.3 while Pahalgam, a famous tourist resort, recorded 30.2 degree Celsius.

Director MeT, Sonam Lotus, said that the soaring temperature in the ongoing month was nothing new in Kashmir as it has touched even 35 degree Celsius in recent years as well.

“There is no forecast of any further rise in maximum temperature in coming days while the prevalent heatwave will continue for a day or two more,” he added.

It is worth mentioning here that the MeT has predicted a three-day light wet spell from June 11 across the Valley, saying that there is a possibility of light rainfall from June 11, which will give respite from the soaring maximum temperature in Kashmir.

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