Season's hottest day in Jammu
JAMMU, JUNE 16: The maximum temperature in Jammu shot at least five notches above average to 44.3 degrees Celsius Saturday, making it the season's hottest day so far.
However, weatherman predicts some respite from the scorching heat for the next two days when rain is expected to lash some parts of Jammu.
“The maximum temperature was recorded at 44.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday, five degree Celsius above normal. The minimum temperature was at 26.6 degrees one degree above normal. The humidity during the day was between 16 and 32 %," said a MET official.
The heat kept the people off the streets in the comfort of desert coolers and air conditioners at home.
The scorching heat also led to various charitable organisations setting up water-stalls for passers-by in several parts of the winter capital.
The weather department, however, says that there was some respite expected for the next two days when the sky is expected to be party and mainly cloudy.
"We should have light rains in some parts of the region, which will considerable bring down the temperature even in the city”, an official at the India Meteorological Department said adding, “The maximum temperature is expected to be around 34 degrees Celsius on Sunday,"
Officials said that increase in temperature during this period of the month is normal. "Last year, the maximum temperature for the month of the June 41.3 degrees Celsius. In 2010, it was recorded at 45.1 degrees Celsius. But a record-breaking 46.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in year 2007," he said.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:00 IST
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