Mercury ''touches'' 37.6 degrees in Jammu

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Jammu, Apr 22 (UNI) The Winter Capital of Jammu and Kashmir was under the cover of scorching heat when the mercury level today touched 37.6 degress Celsius, official sources here said.

However, despite some decline in the temperature after fresh snowfall on the upper reaches of Doda and Kishtwar districts and a spell of rainfall in the Jammu region last week, the mercury level has started rising upwards and it touched 37.6 degrees Celsius today, official source told UNI.

''The temperature may cross 40 degree Celsius in another few days and the Jammu region would start observing the hot days prior to the beginning of absolute summer season later,'' an official spokesman of MET section said.

Meanwhile yesterday the temperature level here touched 36.5 degree Celsius and today it witnessed an elevation of one degree thus affecting the normal life.

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