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Rains in Jammu, Srinagar remains warm at 34 deg


Tawi, Jun 30: For the third straight day on Thursday, in the winter capital of Jammu and  I.e. Jammu, the rains have brought respite from the scorching heat while Srinagar recorded the hottest day of season at 34.2 degree Celsius. The weatherman, however, has predicted light to moderate rains in spells at scattered places in Jammu and Kashmir for the next five days.

According to the local Meteorological (MeT) department, Srinagar was hotter than Jammu today. The mercury in Jammu settled at 31.7 degree Celsius while in Srinagar the maximum temperature was recorded 34.2 degree Celsius. Srinagar continues to simmer after the four-day wet spell in Kashmir last week.

Director MeT, Sonum Lotus said that the Monsoon has arrived in plains of Jammu this morning and there is possibility of frequent showers, at times, intense in Jammu region especially in morning hours till July 5th.

He further said that the light to moderate rains in spells, especially in morning hours would likely occur at scattered places of J&K, especially in Jammu region during next 4-5 days.

12 places in Kashmir including Srinagar, Qazigund, Kupwara, Kokernag, Anantnag, Khudwani, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Pulwama and Kulgam reeled under heat wave as the mercury settled above 30 degree Celsius in all these areas today, he said.

Meanwhile, Lotus further said that Srinagar touching 34-35 and Jammu 43-44 degree Celsius is not unusual, adding that it happens every year in June.

Lotus also said that the temperature would likely remain 31-32 in Jammu and 32-33 in Srinagar during next 24 hours.

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.


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