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Dust storm brings down temp in Jammu

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Jammu, Jun 1: Light dust storm swept across the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, bringing down temperatures in a slight relief to the residents.

Jammu recorded a high of 43.6 degrees Celsius and a low of 25.5 degrees Celsius, the meteorological department said.

While heat wave continued throughout the day, light dust storm was witnessed late afternoon, bringing down the temperature, it said.

Light shower is expected on Monday and Tuesday, the MeT said.

Friday had turned out to be the hottest day of the season in Jammu as the mercury soared in the city, with the maximum temperature touching 44 degrees Celsius.

Long power outages and searing heat conditions have left the city residents exasperated.

Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the famous Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district, was the second hottest place in Jammu Saturday with a high of 40.6 degrees Celsius.

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