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Kashmir reels under heatwave, Srinagar records season’s hottest day

Jammu and Kashmir continued to reel under the scorching heat on Wednesday with officials informing that the twin capitals Srinagar and Jammu have recorded the hottest day of the season so far.

According to the details available, on the fourth straight day, most parts of the Valley as well as Jammu recorded scorching heat.

During the ongoing heatwave, the youth as per the witnesses could be seen beating the heat at ravines and other water bodies in Srinagar and other districts in the afternoon hours.

A large number of youth were seen taking a bath today in the Chandpora area of Budgam, witnesses said, adding that in Harwan and other places too, the rush of children was also visible.

Meanwhile, the officials in the Meteorological department informed that Srinagar and Jammu recorded a maximum of 34.7 degrees Celsius and 45.8 degrees Celsius, which was the highest so far in the ongoing season.

Kupwara in north Kashmir also recorded the hottest day where the maximum temperature settled at 34.6 degrees Celsius.

The MeT official here has said that the prevailing weather conditions would continue in Jammu and Kashmir till June 10 evening. The official also said that there is a forecast of light rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir till June 11, 2021.

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