SRINAGAR: Just as a few days of rain make Kashmiris wary of floods, the summer heat too makes them feel ‘hypoxia. With mercury climbing to 35.1°C, Kashmir witnessed the hottest day of the year on Thursday.
A meteorological department official said the Valley is reporting day temperature of over 30°C for the past four days.
He said Srinagar recorded 34.7 °C temperature while the famous tourist resort Pahalgam saw mercury settling at 30.2°C during the day.
He added that at 35.1 degrees Celsius, Kupwara district in north Kashmir was the hottest place in the Kashmir division while the famous tourist resort Gulmarg was the coldest place in the Valley, recording a maximum of 25.5 degrees Celsius.
While the ongoing heatwave of the year in Kashmir is expected to continue for one more day and cloudy weather and isolated mild rains can be expected on June 11, said an official from the MeT department.
“There will be mostly scattered rains from June 12 to 14 with widespread rains on June 13,” he said.