In Srinagar, hottest July day in 8 years

In Srinagar, hottest July day in 8 years

Photo for representational purpose only. File photo

Srinagar, July 18

Srinagar recorded the hottest July day in eight years on Sunday as the maximum temperature in the city touched 35 degrees Celsius, with the MeT office forecasting moderate to heavy rains in J&K over three days from Monday.

Srinagar city recorded the maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius, over five degrees above the normal for this time of the season, an MeT official said. He said Sunday was the hottest day of the season so far in the city and the hottest in the month of July in eight years.

Previously, the city had recorded the maximum of 35.4 degrees Celsius on July 29, 2013. He said the all time high maximum temperature in the city in this month was 39.5 degrees Celsius, recorded on July 15, 1973. Kupwara district, in north Kashmir, was hotter than Srinagar as the mercury there settled at 35.3 degrees Celsius, which was also the highest day temperature in eight years, the official said.

Meanwhile, the MeT office has forecast moderate to heavy rains over three days from Monday. — PTI

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