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Temperature soars to season’s highest in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Jul 04: Srinagar registered the highest temperature of the season Thursday with weather experts saying the temperatures will increase further till this weekend.

On Thursday, the temperature in Srinagar was recorded at 32.7 degree Celsius and it is expected to go higher, said Sonam Lotus, Director Meteorological department.

“First torrential rains wreaked havoc across the state and now the temperatures are rising day by day,” the weatherman asserted.

He said moderate to severe thunderstorm and showers with lightning and strong gusty winds are most likely to hit (above 75 percent) areas including Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Udampur, Reasi, Doda, Kistawar, Ramban etc during next few hours , Lotus said, adding that a spell of evening shower is also expected en-route the cave shrine of Amarnath in Pahalgam and Baltal.

“There is a possibility of some scattered rain on the Amarnath cave routes, however, the overall weather is going to be feasible for the pilgrims,” Lotus added.

Lotus also said this weekend, starting from July 06 to 07, there is a possibility of rain at scattered places in Kashmir division.

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