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With the mercury rising in Kashmir, there is a sweating heat in the cold plains, while in Jammu the monsoon has brought respite from the heat. The maximum temperature of 34.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in the valley. The mercury remained higher in Srinagar for the second day as compared to Jammu. The maximum temperature in most of the districts of Kashmir is running 3 to 5 degrees above normal. On the other hand, helicopter service was affected in Vaishno Devi due to haze on the hills of Trikuta.
Srinagar’s temperature is seven degrees above normal
Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 23.6 degrees Celsius, which was seven degrees above normal. On the other hand, the weather remains pleasant with the onset of monsoon in Jammu division. There is a drop in day temperature by 3 to 5 degrees above normal.
Chance of rain in Jammu division
According to the Meteorological Center Srinagar, there may be rain and lightning in Jammu division till July 5. But most of the weather will be clear in Kashmir. Like Friday in Jammu, Saturday also started with clouds. It rained in the morning.
Rain expected in the valley on July 5-6
According to Sonam Lotus, Director of the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of rain in Kashmir on July 5 and 6. The months of June, July and August are generally hot and humid in the valley. The temperature in July can reach 35 degrees.
Maximum temperature recorded in June up to 35 degrees
However, in the last years also, the maximum temperature in June has been recorded up to 35 degrees. He said that the highest minimum temperature recorded in July was 25.2 °C on 21 July 1988.