Heatwave intensifies in Jammu, mercury settles at 43.1 deg C


Jammu:There was no let-up in heatwave conditions in Jammu region on Saturday as the maximum temperature settled at 43.1 degrees Celsius — 5.4 notches above the season’s average, the Meteorological Department said.

The day temperature in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir saw a marginal rise of 0.7 notches from the previous day’s 42.4 degrees Celsius.

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Jammu also saw a rise of 2.4 notches in the minimum temperature which settled at 28.2 degrees Celsius. It is 1.8 notches degrees above normal, the MeT department said.

Katra, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district, was the second hottest place in the state with a high of 39.7 degrees Celsius.