Srinagar: For the first time in nearly four decades, Srinagar recorded hottest day in August at 35.7 degree Celsius on Monday amid deficit rainfall.
Earlier, the hottest day in this month was recorded on August 7 at 35.4 degree Celsius.
Officials told Kashmir News Observer that Srinagar recorded 35.7 degrees Celsius temperature today, thus surpassing the previous records of 39 years.
As per the figures available, the hottest day in Srinagar in the month of August was recorded on August 1, 1946 at 36.7 degrees Celsius.
The hottest day in the month of August after four decades was recorded
Besides, Kokernag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district and north Kashmir’s Kupwara district also recorded the highest temperature today.
As per the officials at the local meteorological department, Kupwara district recorded the highest temperature at 36.7 degree Celsius today, which is the highest recorded since 1993. In Kokernag, 32.0 degree Celsius was recorded which is the highest since 1991.
“Weather remained dry across Kashmir & Ladakh for most days of August due to absence of any favorable rain. This prolonged dry weather and led to sharp increase in day temperature across Kashmir and Ladakh during the last few days. Today, Srinagar, Kupwara and Kokernag recorded the highest maximum temperature of a particular day in the month of August breaking previous records of over 3 decades,” the spokesman of MeT said.
The spokesman stated that there was no forecast of any major rainfall activity for next three days. However, he stated that scattered rain is expected around 20-21 August.
He further stated that except some districts of plains of Jammu region, all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir received deficit rainfall during this season. KNO
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