SRINAGAR: With Srinagar recording, the maximum temperature of 35.7°C today, Met officials said it was the hottest August day in 39 years.
“Monday’s maximum temperature broke the previous record of the last 39 years,” said Director, MeT office, Sonam Lotus.
An official of the department said Monday’s maximum temperature was six degrees above normal.
Earlier this month, Srinagar had recorded the maximum temperature of 35.4°C on August 7.
Srinagar remained hotter than Jammu as the winter capital recorded 32.1°C maximum temperature today. Today’s minimum temperature in Srinagar was 21.6°C.
Meanwhile, Kupwara remained the hottest place in the Valley, recording the maximum temperature of 36.7°C. Tourist resort Gulmarg was the coldest place, recording the maximum temperature of 26.2°C.