Mercury touches 40 degrees C in Jammu

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Jammu, Apr 29 (UNI) The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir was reeling under scorching heat as the mercury level today touched 40 degrees Celsius, official sources said.

''There was no respite from the heat wave conditions for the past one week and the rising temperature finally reached 40 degrees level today,'' a Met official told UNI.

''The maximum temperature was recorded 39.2 degrees Celsius, around 4 degrees above normal and brought the routine life to a halt,'' sources said, adding that the minimum temperature was recorded at 17.4 degrees, whereas the maximum and minimum humidity remained 29 and 16 per cent, respectively.

The hot days affected normal life, as people preferred to remain indoors.

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