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JammuHeat wave grips Jammu region as temperatures soar to 42 Celsius

Heat wave grips Jammu region as temperatures soar to 42 Celsius


, MAY 17: Jammu city recorded its highest temperature of the season, reaching a scorching 42 degrees Celsius. The relentless rise in temperatures has triggered severe heat wave conditions across the region, according to the Meteorological Department.

The oppressive heat is not confined to Jammu city alone. Across the Jammu region, other districts are experiencing similarly high temperatures. Samba and Kathua districts also reported maximum temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius, while Udhampur and Reasi districts recorded maximum temperatures of 41 degrees Celsius.

Katra town, known for its cooler climate due to its higher altitude, still saw temperatures climb to 37 degrees Celsius. In Rajouri and Poonch districts, the maximum temperatures reached 34 degrees Celsius and 36 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Minimum temperatures across the region remained high as well, with Jammu, Samba, and Kathua districts recording lows of 26 to 27 degrees Celsius. Udhampur and Reasi saw minimum temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius, while Katra, Rajouri, and Poonch recorded 23 degrees Celsius and 21 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The persistent heat wave has raised concerns about the and well-being of residents, as well as the potential impact on water supplies and . Authorities are advising people to stay indoors during peak afternoon hours, stay hydrated, and take necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

The Meteorological Department continues to monitor the situation closely and is urging the public to stay updated on forecasts and advisories.


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