The city of Srinagar is being engulfed by a heat wave
The city of Srinagar is being engulfed by a heat wave

Srinagar, the summer capital, on September 12: Srinagar reeled under the extreme heat wave that hit the city on Tuesday.

The summer capital of Kashmir had the second highest maximum temperature ever recorded in the month of September since records began being kept in 1891. This temperature was even higher than those recorded in other regions of Kashmir.


Heat Wave records have been broken today in Srinagar, Qazigund, and Kokernag. Officials from the Meteorological Department said that the highest temperature recorded in Srinagar was 34.2 degrees Celsius, which is 6.0 degrees Celsius more than the average for this time of year.

“Since 1891, this is the second-highest maximum temperature that has ever been recorded in the month of September. It has now been 53 years,” they stated, adding that on September 1, 1970, the city recorded a temperature of 33.8 degrees Celsius.

Officials from MeT said that the greatest temperature ever recorded was 35.0 degrees Celsius, which occurred on September 18, 1934. However, ad Qazigund reported a maximum temperature of 33.2 degrees Celsius, which is 6.7 degrees Celsius more than average and surpassed the previous highest maximum.

According to the authorities, today’s temperature of 32.0 degrees Celsius in Qazigund* Kokernag is the most it has been since 1956, and today’s temperature in Kokernag is the highest it has been in 46 years, since 1977.

Temperatures in Kashmir are expected to remain in the severe range for the next four or five days, according to the latest forecast. Reasons Contributing to the Extreme Heat Wave: A protracted dry period characterised by lower levels of precipitation as a direct result of steady atmospheric conditions.

The forecast for the upcoming week’s rainfall indicates that there will most likely be less rain than normal, at least in J&K.

The state of Kashmir is now struggling to recover from a heat wave that has broken records.Over the course of the next week, the IMD expects temperatures to remain high and humidity levels to remain low over Jammu & Kashmir and the Ladakh Union territories.

Since the last two weeks, the Kashmir valley has been suffering a heat wave that ranges from moderate to severe.



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