Kashmir experiences hottest night

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Srinagar, Jul 31 (UNI) People in the Kashmir valley experienced hottest night of the season so far after minimum temperature touched 22.5 degrees Celsius.

The valley also experienced deficit rainfall during the month of July.

A weather office spokesman told UNI that minimum temperature was recorded at 22.5 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal.

This was the second highest night temperature after July 21 when the minimum went up to 21.8 degrees, he said.

However, he said, the situation will improve within next 48 hours as there could be rain in the valley.

People in most areas in the valley, particularly in the non- metered areas faced a tough time and had to spend sleepless night because of power curtailment.

Residents from Banapora, Nowgam, said power in their area remained off from 1800 hrs yesterday and people had to spend night outdoor because of hot inside.

Similar reports were also received from other parts of the valley where people alleged that power remained off for several hours during the night.

Official reports available said the valley received only 23 mm rain during the month of July against normal 56 mm. It was a deficit of 33 mm, the report added.

About a dozen people, mostly children, were drowned in the rivers while taking bath because of hot temperature during the past two weeks.

UNI BAS KK KN1434

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