Mercury soars to 43.1 degrees Celsius in Jammu

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/10/2019 7:54:46 AM

JAMMU, Jun 9: Mercury Sunday soared to 43.1 degrees Celsius in Jammu which continued to reel under blistering heat wave.
However, the Met department has forecast rain and lightning, accompanied by gusty wind reaching up to a speed of 30-40 kilometres per hour on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to the Met department, Jammu’s maximum temperature was 3.4 degrees Celsius above normal, while the minimum settled at 27.8 degrees Celsius, 2.1 notches above normal.
Srinagar recorded a maximum of 28.2 degrees Celsius, which was 2.3 notches below average for the season. The minimum temperature stayed at 12.6 degrees Celsius. Leh recorded a high of 22.5 degrees Celsius, while Kargil's maximum stood at 22.8 degrees Celsius. Gulmargh and Pahalgam health resorts their respective maximum at 16 and 23.9 degrees Celsius, it said.
In the meanwhile, the prevailing heat-wave conditions intensified power and water woes in different parts of Jammu region. Locals say they are getting electricity for less than eight hours daily and dozens of power cuts and outages lasting hours. People in Hazuribagh-Anandnagar staged protests against frequent power cuts.



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