The heatwave continues to hold its tight grip on Kashmir as weatherman predicts no immediate response for the next week.
Talking to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the Meteorological department (MeT) spokesman informed that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded 34.7 degrees Celsius temperature today.
He added that the season’s highest temperature at 35.4 degree Celsius was recorded on August 7. Meanwhile, Director MeT, Sonum Lotus told KNO that there is no prediction of any major rainfall activity in the next week.
He added that the weather conditions across Kashmir would remain hot and humid, adding that there is a possibility of light rainfall in some areas also. “But, there is no forecast of any major rainfall activity in the next week.”
Kashmir Valley has been witnessing prolonged dry spell as the previous month (July) recorded the lowest ever rainfall since the last four decades.
As already reported by KNO, Srinagar district has received just 7.0 mm rainfall in the month of July, which is lowest ever from the last four decades.
As per the data, Jammu and Kashmir has also received deficit rainfall during the period of 61 days from June 01 to July 31—(KNO)