Despite snowfall on upper reaches, day-night ramins hot in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sep 16 (UNI) Despite snowfall on upper reaches and rains in the plains last week, the day and night in the Kashmir valley remain hot as the maximum and minimum temperature were above normal.

A weather office spokesman said here today the above normal temperature was not an abnormal thing.

He said the temperature comes down when there is rain in plains or snowfall on upper reaches. However, if there is no rain, the temperature will go up by two-three degrees which is a common thing.

The Met office has forecast rains or thundershowers at isolated places in the state.

He said 0.7 mm rainfall was recorded at Katra, the base camp for Mata Vaishnodevi shrine in Jammu region.

The maximum temperature in summer capital of the state, was recorded 31 degree celsius, three degree above normal while the minimum was 15.2 degree celsius, which also was 2.2 degree above normal.

Srinagar also recorded deficit rainfall during the monsoon this summer.

Against an average of 175 mm rainfall, the summer capital has recorded 161 mm rainfall since June first.

The weather record of the past 10-12 years suggest increase in the temperature because of global warming.

On June 23, 1990, the maximum temperature in Srinagar was recorded at 36.0 degree Celsius while it was 36.5 degree Celsius on June 24 last year weather records said.

It said the highest ever maximum temperature recorded in the state's summer capital during the past 80 years was 37.8 degree Celsius on June 29, 1978.

UNI

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