No relief from heat wave in Kashmir in coming days: MeT Dept


Neyaz Elahi
Srinagar:  The Weather Office Monday said that there will be no let up in prevailing heat wave Kashmir Valley in coming days, however, temperature will start gradually decreasing from second week of August this month.


As the mercury kept soaring, there is no respite from the heat wave, which has been intensifying day by day in Kashmir Valley. Pedestrian, mostly women and girls were seen covering face and carrying umbrellas to protect themselves from the direct sunlight. Frequent power cuts all across Kashmir Valley multiplied woos of people in the scorching heat.

Maximum temperature was registered at 32.0 degree Celsius on Sunday while the night temperature has risen 4 degrees above the normal.

Director Metrology Department Sonam Lotus told  that intense heat wave in Valley is being witnessed on account of low monsoon currents in Northern India besides low moisture in atmosphere. “The minimum monsoon activities, absence of moisture in atmosphere and low pressure system are the main reasons for the ongoing heat wave in Kashmir Valley,” Lotus said adding that there will be no abrupt decrease in heat wave.

He further said that from the second week of August this month, the temperature will start decreasing gradually as a result people will feel respite.

The maximum temperature on Sunday recorded an increase of 2.6 degree Celsius over yesterday’ temperature while the minimum temperature, which was 19.0 degree Celsius also increased two degree Celsius in 24 hours.

Roadside vendors selling sugarcane juice, ice candies and lemon water witnessed had brisk business and rush due to the prevailing heat wave. There are reports that most of government and private educational institutions lack cooling system facilities as a result students faces great inconvenience on Monday.


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