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Jammu‘Max Temp may cross 44 Deg C by May end in Jammu’

‘Max Temp may cross 44 Deg C by May end in Jammu’

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Tawi, May 21: With already no respite in sight, the weatherman has further predicted that the maximum temperature by May end can reach 44 degrees Celcius in Jammu amid an ongoing heatwave condition.

The IMD official here on Tuesday said that there is no major forecast of rain and the will generally remain dry till May end. “As the day temp is recorded between 41 degrees to 42 degrees, it is expected to cross 44 degrees in coming days, probably by May 27-28,” said an official.

As per a year-wise detailed IMD image, the maximum temperature recorded on May 26, 1984 in  Jammu was 47.4 degrees and it was an all-time record. As per the image, on May 23, 2023, maximum temperature recorded was 42.0; on May 15, 2022 it was 43.9; on May 27, 2021, it was 41.6; on May 28, 2020 it was 42.6; on May 31, 2019 it was 44.1; on May 30, 2018, it was 43.5; on May 27, 2017, it was 41.7; on May 20, 2016 it was 43.2; on May 26, 2015 it was 40.5 and on May 29, 2014 it was 41.8 degrees Celsius.

The official said that from May 21 to 28, generally dry weather with possibility of thundershower activity at isolated places can't be ruled out while overall, no significant weather activity till May 28.

He said that heat wave over plains of  Jammu Division with hot and dry weather over hilly districts of  Jammu Division and plains of Division likely to continue during next 5 days.

Meanwhile Jammu School Education Department has changed the school timing. The schools will now function from 8 am to 12 noon in view of prevailing heat wave.

Sonam Lotus, the Director of the Meteorological Center in said, “The maximum temperature recorded on Monday was 42.3 degrees and it was 42.5 degrees recorded on Tuesday.” He said that the mercury will soar further in coming days.

Jammu has recorded a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.

Samba has recorded a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.

Katra, a popular pilgrimage destination, has witnessed a maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 23 degrees Celsius.

Kathua has recorded a maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius.

Udhampur has recorded a maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.

Rajouri and Poonch districts also witnessed intense heat, with maximum temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius, respectively. The minimum temperatures registered at 23 degrees Celsius in both districts.

The Meteorological Department has issued warnings regarding the prevailing heatwave conditions and advises residents to stay updated with weather forecasts. The authorities are closely monitoring the situation and taking proactive steps to mitigate the effects of the ongoing heatwave.

 

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