After brief respite, temperature rises again in Jammu

A day after mercury dipped appreciably below normal, it rose several notches across the State on Wednesday, with Jammu being the hottest at 38.8 degrees Celsius, a Meteorological Department spokesperson said.

Jammu, the winter capital of the state, saw the day temperature rise by 3.2 notches. The city had recorded a high of 35.6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, he said.

Similarly, the night temperature in the city rose by 1.7 notches to settle at 23.4 degrees Celsius. However, it remained 2.1 notches below the season’s average, he added. After reeling under a heatwave for a fortnight, a heavily overcast sky and showers had brought respite to Jammu residents on Monday. The city of temples had recorded the hottest day of the season on June 10 with a high of 44.4 degrees Celsius.