Jammu records hottest night of season as mercury soars

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/5/2018 3:13:00 PM

JAMMU, Jun 4: With mercury soaring yet again after a slight dip in the past two days, the winter capital Jammu registered the hottest night as the temperature settled at 31.4 degrees Celsius, while the day temperature on Monday was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius.
From 26.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday, the minimum temperature jumped to 31.4 degrees Celsius, which is 5.9 degrees above normal, during this part of the season, a spokesperson of the Meteorological (MeT) office said.
Jammu recorded the season’s highest temperature of 29.1 degrees Celsius last night. The maximum temperature, which marked a decline over the past two days, again rose to 40.0 degrees Celsius – 0.6 degrees Celsius above normal, against yesterday’s 38.6 degrees Celsius, the spokesperson said.
On Saturday, the day temperature fell to 39.2 degrees Celsius after hovering above 40 degrees Celsius for the last 12 days with the highest 43.5 degrees Celsius on May 29.
Most parts of Jammu and Kashmir, including the twin capitals of Jammu and Srinagar, are presently reeling under heat wave.
Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district, recorded a high of 38 degrees Celsius and a low of 27 degrees Celsius.



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