The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed another scorching day on Wednesday with the maximum temperature settling at 43.3 degrees Celsius, 4.3 notches above the normal during this part of the season.
However, the heat wave is likely to recede on Friday as the MeT office has predicted wet weather in most parts of the region later this week.
The city has recorded a low of 25.7 degrees Celsius 1.8 degrees above the normal, a spokesman of the MeT office said.
Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district, is also experinecing heat wave after the day temperature marked an increase and settled at 40.8 degrees Celsius, 5.3 degrees above the normal.
The night temperature in the town was also 3.2 notches above normal at 25.3 degrees Celsius.