Srinagar, 30 June: The heat wave conditions remained unabated in parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, even as the winter capital recorded its hottest day of the season at 42.9 degrees Celsius.
As per Kashmir Weather, an independent weather forecaster, maximum temperature in Srinagar settled at a high of 33.8°C which was 3.2 notches above the normal.
Qazigund in south Kashmir recorded a maximum temperature of 32.5 degrees Celsius, which was 3.6 degrees above the normal.
Border town of Kupwara remained the hottest place in the Valley recording a maximum of 34.2 degrees Celsius.
“Absence of any significant weather system has led to a sharp increase in maximum temperatures during the last three days. There may be a slight fall in day temperature tomorrow while major improvement is only expected from Friday,” Faizan Arif (Kashmir Weather) said.
“No significant weather system is expected during the next 1 week, though short thundershowers at some places may keep the mercury in check,” he said.
Tourist resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest with a high of 23.5 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag and Pahalgam recorded high temperatures of 31.6°C and 29.0°C respectively.
Meanwhile Jammu City, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a maximum temperature of 42.9 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature in the city was 5.2 degrees above the normal for this time of the year.
Katra town experienced similar conditons, recording a high temperature of 39.0°C.
Bhaderwah, Batote and Banihal recorded maximum temperatures of 35.5°C, 33.0°C and 33.8°C respectively