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Severe Heatwave Sweeps Kashmir Breaking records

 Severe Heatwave Sweeps Kashmir Breaking records


Says heat wave to serve likely to continue on Kashmir for another 4-5 days : MET Director Kashmir : Sonum Lotus


Muzafar Ahmad Dar 



Srinagar Sep 12:(ANR) Kashmir is currently grappling with a severe heatwave, setting unprecedented temperature records and causing concern among residents and meteorologists alike. Sonum Lotus, the director of the Meteorological Department in Kashmir, has provided some alarming statistics regarding the ongoing heatwave:


Srinagar Records Second-Highest September Temperature Since 1891 Today, Srinagar experienced an exceptional temperature of 34.2°C, surpassing the normal by a significant 6.0°C. This marks the second-highest maximum temperature ever recorded in September since 1891, with the previous record of 33.8°C dating back to September 1, 1970. The all-time record for Srinagar remains at 35.0°C, set on September 18, 1934.


Qazigund Breaks Records Since 1956 :Qazigund, not far behind, recorded a maximum temperature of 33.2°C, which is a staggering 6.7°C above the normal range. This broke the previous highest maximum temperature of 32.8°C recorded on September 12, 2019. Remarkably, this marks the highest temperature recorded in Qazigund since 1956.


Kokernag Records Highest Temperature in 46 Years : Kokernag witnessed a temperature of 32.0°C, which is the highest in 46 years since 1977. These records reflect the severity and unusual nature of the ongoing heatwave in the region.


Director Meteorological department Kashmir (Meteorologist) Sonum Lotus warns that the severe heatwave is likely to persist in Kashmir for another 4-5 days.This extended period of high temperatures is attributed to a prolonged dry spell, with minimal moisture content in the atmosphere due to stable atmospheric conditions.


Furthermore, the meteorological department predicts a deficit in rainfall for at least the next week in Jammu and Kashmir. This deficit in precipitation adds to the concerns of water scarcity and potential agricultural challenges in the region.(ANR)

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