Mercury drops in Jammu; respite from blistering heat wave

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/10/2018 10:19:27 AM

JAMMU, Jun 9: Mercury plunged by few notches Saturday after heavy rains lashed Jammu and adjoining areas last night, thus offering much needed respite to people from blistering heat wave which swept across the plain areas of the region.
The minimum temperature slumped by four notches as the city recorded a low of 25.6 degrees Celsius against the previous night's 30 degrees Celsius after a fresh spell of rains last night, a spokesperson of the meteorological department said.
A cloud cover also engulfed the city which had yesterday recorded a maximum temperature of 40.9 degrees Celsius 1.2 notches more than the normal during this time of the season. The weatherman has forecast possibility of rain and thunderstorm in next 24 hours.
Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district, also recorded an appreciable dip in minimum temperature which settled at 22.4 degrees Celsius against the previous night's 27.5 degrees Celsius. The town had recorded a high of 36 degrees Celsius yesterday.



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