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J&K breathes sigh of relief from heat wave as temp records slight dip

 J&K breathes sigh of relief from heat wave as temp records slight dip



MeT forecasts moderate to heavy rains till tomorrow


Owais Gul


Srinagar, Jul 05 (KNO): After recording back-to-back hottest July days, Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and other parts breathed a sigh of relief on Friday as the mercury plummeted slightly, ending the four day-long heat wave in the Valley.


According to the details available in the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Srinagar has recorded a maximum temperature of 34.2 degree Celsius, which was 1.5 degree Celsius less than yesterday.


Qazigund, a gateway of Kashmir, has recorded a maximum temperature of 32.0 degree Celsius while Pahalgam, a famous destination, recorded 26.3 degree Celsius.


The mercury in Kupwara settled at 32.8 degree Celsius while Kokernag and Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort, recorded a maximum temperature of 30.9 degree Celsius and 23.4 degree Celsius respectively.


In Jammu division, most of the stations have recorded above 30 degree Celsius. In Jammu, 34.3 degree Celsius day temperature was recorded today while Banihal recorded a maximum temperature of 30.4 degree Celsius.


Batote, Katra and Bhaderwah recorded a maximum temperature of 26.8 degree Celsius, 30.7 degree Celsius and 31.1 degree Celsius.


Meanwhile, the weatherman has predicted intermittent rainfall at most places of Jammu and Kashmir till tomorrow.


There is a possibility of intermittent moderate rainfall at most places of J&K with heavy showers, rainfall at few places till tomorrow


However on July 07, an intermittent spell of light to moderate rain and thundershower at many places, he said, adding that from July 08-July 10, hot and humid weather with possibility of brief spell of rain and thundershower is expected at scattered places of Jammu division towards late night and early morning and spell of rain and thundershower at few places of Kashmir.


On July 11 & 12, he said a spell of light to moderate rain and thundershower is expected at scattered places.


Moreover, the local Meteorological department in its advisory has mentioned that flash floods, landslides, mudslides & shooting stones are possible at few vulnerable places till tomorrow.


Few low lying areas may experience temporary water logging conditions, it reads, adding that a few places may experience moderate thunderstorm and lightning—(KNO)

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