Mercury soars to 43.6 degrees Celsius in Jammu

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/12/2019 11:22:03 AM

JAMMU, Jun 11: Mercury in Jammu, a day after it recorded the highest temperature of the season, plunged a little on Tuesday settling at 43.6 degrees Celsius yet heat wave conditions remained unabated thus offering no respite to Jammuites from blistering sun.
According to the meteorological department, the minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 31.2 degrees Celsius. Earlier Monday had recorded the season's highest temperature at 44.4 degree Celsius. Prior to it, May 31 had registered the second highest temperature of the season with 44.1 degrees Celsius.
Amid heat wave conditions, power and water woes are adding to the discomfort of the people. According to the meteorological department, the maximum temperature of the city on Tuesday was 5.4 notches above the season's average. The weatherman has predicted widespread rains, lightening accompanied with winds gusting up to 40-50 kilometers per hour.
In Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, the mercury showed an upward trend recording a maximum of 29.2 degrees Celsius, which was 1.2 notches above the season's average. Leh recorded a high of 22.4 degrees Celsius, while Kargil's maximum stood at 24.8 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg and Pahalgam registered maximum temperatures at 17 degrees Celsius and 20.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.



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