"Jammu city recorded the hottest day of the season on Thursday as the maximum temperature rose to 44 degrees Celsius which is five notches above normal," an official of the weather department told IANS here.
The highest ever temperature for the month of June in Jammu city has been 47.2 degrees Celsius that was recorded June 12, 1953.
The Met Office has forecast a marginal increase in the maximum temperature in Jammu during the next few days.
The intense heat wave conditions affected normal life in the otherwise commercially busy city. Few business operated during the daytime as people chose to remain indoors.