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At 34.2 degree celsius, Srinagar records season’s hottest day

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Srinagar: Srinagar today recorded 34.2°C, 5.1°C above the normal for this time of the season while most of the areas in Kashmir recorded temperature above 30°C.

12 places in Kashmir including Srinagar, Qazigund, Kupwara, Kokernag, Anantnag, Khudwani, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Pulwama and Kulgam reeled under heat wave as the mercury settled above 30 degree Celsius in all these areas today, reports said.

Meanwhile, Director MeT, Sonum Lotus said that the Monsoon has arrived in plains of Jammu this morning and there is possibility of frequent showers, at times, intense in Jammu region especially in morning hours till July 5th.

Lotus further said that Srinagar touching 34-35 and Jammu 43-44 degree Celsius is not unusual, adding that it happens every year in June.

Lotus also said that the temperature would likely remain 31-32 in Jammu and 32-33 in Srinagar during next 24 hours.

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