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‘Hot, humid weather to continue; no signs of respite for a week’

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Srinagar: The heat wave continues to hold tight in Kashmir as weatherman predicts no immediate response for next one week.

A Meteorological department (MeT) spokesman informed that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded 34.7 degrees Celsius temperature today. He added that the season’s highest temperature at 35.4 degree Celsius was recorded on August 07.

Director MeT, Sonum Lotus said that there is no possibility of any major rainfall activity in the next one week.

He added that the weather conditions across Kashmir would remain hot and humid, adding that there is possibility of light rainfall in some areas also. “But, there is no forecast of any major rainfall activity in the next one week.”

Pertinently, the Kashmir Valley has been witnessing prolonged dry spell as the previous month (July) recorded lowest-ever rainfall since the last four decades.

As already reported, Srinagar district has received just 7.0 mm rainfall in the month of July, which is lowest ever in the last four decades.

As per the data, Jammu and Kashmir has also received deficit rainfall during the period of 61 days from June 01 to July 31. (With KNO inputs)

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