Kashmir, Srinagar continue to experience heat wave more than Delhi and Kolkata.


Kashmir, Srinagar continue to experience heat wave more than Delhi and Kolkata.

In July 1999, the city's temperature was recorded at 37 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar:

Heatwave conditions persisted in Kashmir on Thursday and Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 35.7 degrees Celsius, six degrees above normal and the highest July in 25 years, officials said.

In July 1999, the city's temperature was recorded at 37 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar was hotter than Delhi (31.7 degrees Celsius), Kolkata (31 degrees Celsius), Mumbai (32 degrees Celsius) and Bengaluru (28 degrees Celsius).

Other parts of the valley also witnessed extreme temperatures, with Qazigund recording 32.8 degrees Celsius and Kupwara at 35.2 degrees Celsius, officials said.

The valley has been experiencing rising temperatures and extreme heat for the past few weeks, which has led to water scarcity in many areas.

The Health Department has issued an advisory to deal with the heat wave situation. The school education department has already announced a 10-day summer vacation from July 8 in all schools in the valley.

Amidst the heat, people are choosing to stay indoors.

Friday is likely to bring some relief from the heat as the Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers at many places at intervals.

The Meteorological Department said that on Friday and Saturday, there is a possibility of intermittent light rain at many places and heavy rain at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir.

Light rain is expected on Sunday. Hot and humid weather is expected from July 8 to 10.

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