Heat wave to continue in J&K dor 3 days: Met

TNN Bureau. Updated: 5/27/2024 3:01:41 AM Front Page

Some weather stations in UT experienced record hottest day

Srinagar: The heat wave over the plains of Jammu and Kashmir continues even as Qazigund, Kokernag and Baderwah experienced record hottest days on Sunday throwing normal life out of gear, officials said.
The heat wave over the plains of Jammu & Kashmir and hot and dry weather over hilly areas is likely to continue during the next 3 days, Meteorological Centre Srinagar said.
The MeT office said that Qazigund on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway experienced the season's hottest day with the maximum temperature soaring to 33.5degree Celsius on Sunday, the second highest in the last 43 years. The maximum temperature at Qazigund was recorded at 33.6degree Celsius on May 31, 1981.
Similarly, Kokernag in south Kashmir also witnessed a day temperature of 31.5degree Celsius on Sunday, the second highest during the past 22 years. On May 15, 2001, Kokernag recorded 32.6degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, Baderwah in Jammu division also recorded the season's second hottest day with the maximum temperature reaching 34.8degree Celsius after 23 years on Sunday. Earlier on May 30, 2000, the weather station was recorded at 37.6degree Celsius, the MeT office said.
The heat wave in Jammu continues to affect normal life during the next three days with the maximum temperature recorded at 42.5degree Celsius on Sunday.
Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 32.7degree Celsius on Sunday and it was 6.6degree Celsius above normal for the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir during this period of season.
The maximum temperature recorded at the tourist spot of Pahalgam at 28.1degree Celsius, Kupwara at 30.5degree Celsius, and at the ski resort of Gulmarg in the north was 22.6degree Celsius on Sunday, the MeT office said.
The night temperature recorded in the weather stations of Kashmir valley during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday was 1-4degree Celsius above normal.

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