MeT predicts heatwave conditions for next 4-5 days
SRINAGAR: Heat wave conditions showed no signs of abating as Srinagar recorded the season’s second-highest day temperature in 132 years on Tuesday, officials said.
A meteorological department official here said that the summer capital of J&K, Qazigund, and Kokernag recorded a record-breaking severe heat wave.
“Srinagar recorded maximum temperature of 34.2°C, which is 6.0°C above normal. This is the 2nd highest maximum temperature ever recorded in September since 1891,” he said, adding, “It has broken 53 years old record of 33.8°C recorded on 01 September 1970.”
He said the all-time highest temperature of 35.0°C was recorded on 18 September 1934.
Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir, recorded a maximum temperature of 33.2°C, which was 6.7°C above normal, and broke the previous highest maximum temperature of 32.8°C, recorded on 12 September 2019.”
“Today’s Temperature is the highest since 1956 for Qazigund,” he said. Regarding Kokernag, he said, that south Kashmir place recorded a maximum of 32.0°C, and it was the highest in 46 years since 1977. Regarding the forecast, he said the heat wave will likely continue in Kashmir for another 4-5 days.
He said the reason for the severe heat wave was a prolonged dry spell with less moisture due to stable atmospheric conditions. Also, a deficit of rainfall was likely to continue for the next 1 week, at least in J&K. (GNS)