s heat wave continued in Kashmir on Tuesday, local Meteorological (MeT) department here predicted light and moderate rainfall in the UT from 11 to 13 June, much to the delight of people who would get some relief from the prevalent heat wave.
Notably, in the recent days, the Kashmir Valley witnessed rise in mercury and humidity. Officials in the MeT department here predicted a sigh of relief from the scorching heat, saying that the rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir UT would occur Friday evening.
A senior MeT official told Good Morning Kashmir that the light rainfall in Kashmir would likely occur from Friday to Sunday. “As per the prediction, there is possibility of light to moderate rainfall across Jammu and Kashmir from 11 to 13 June, which would provide some relief from the prevalent hot weather conditions,” he said.
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Kashmir valley has been witnessing scorching heat for the last three days. In Srinagar, the Summer capital of J-K, the temperature reached 34.3 degrees Celsius Tuesday.
The heatwave also prevailed in Jammu, the winter capital of J-K, as it recorded a maximum of 41.6 degrees Celsius, around 2 degrees above normal, the official said.
The official further said that the temperature would continue to remain the same for the next two days.
The highest temperature was recorded in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district where officials said the temperature settled at 34 degrees Celsius.