Mercury shoots to 45.50C in Jammu
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Jammu, May 25: The temperature in Jammu city was recorded 6 degree above normal on Tuesday as mercury touched 45.5 degree Celsius, highest ever in the past eight years.
While the sudden increase in temperature has exposed the people to scorching heat, the Metrological department has predicted further rise in temperature in coming days.
Temperatures in Jammu plains have been soaring during past one week now and there seems no respite in sight, officials of the Meteorological department said.
The Chief Scientist of MeT department Dr M K Khushu told Greater Kashmir the maximum temperature has reached to this level after eight years. “Last time the maximum of 45.5 degree Celsius in this month was recorded in the year 2002,” he added.
Thusu predicted that temperature would increase in coming days.
Notably, on Monday the temperature was recorded at 43.2 degree Celsius and on Saturday it was 44.2 degrees Celsius.
The scorching heat has hit the normal life and people are preferring to stay indoors.
Summer vacations from June 1
Jammu, May 25: All the educational institutions including recognized private schools up to higher secondary level falling in the summer zone of Jammu division would observe summer vacations with effect from June 1 to July 25, the Director School Education (DSE) said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The 5-day summer vacations with effect from June 1 to 5 shall also be observed by the educational institutions including private recognized institutions of winter zone falling in Jammu division.
Any default on the part of private schools in observance of the calendar of vacations shall attract action under rules,” the DSE added.
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