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.
Quoting a meteorological department official, GNS reported that the summer capital of J&K, Qazigund and Kokernag recorded record-breaking severe heat waves. “Srinagar recorded a 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.”
The all-time highest temperature of 35.0°C was recorded on 18 September 1934, he said.
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 32.8°C recorded on 12 September 2019.” “Today’s Temperature is the highest since 1956 for Qazigund,” he added.
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, heat wave to severe likely to continue on Kashmir for another 4-5 days.
He said reason for the severe heat wave was a prolonged dry spell with less moisture due to stable atmospheric conditions. Also, deficit of rainfall was likely to continue for the next 1 week, at least in J&K.