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Srinagar records 2nd hottest September day in 132 years

Srinagar records 2nd hottest September day in 132 years
Srinagar records 2nd hottest September day in 132 years

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)


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Srinagar records 2nd hottest September day in 132 years