No forecast of major respite from scorching heat in J&K: MeT

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Despite light rainfall, heat wave continues in Kashmir parts; Dir MeT says hot, dry weather to persist for next one week

Owais Gul

Despite morning showers at scattered places, the heat wave continued at isolated places of Kashmir on Friday while as the weatherman here has predicted brief spell of rains during the next two days in Jammu & Kashmir.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), J&K parts including the summer capital received light rainfall this morning, bringing slight respite from the heat wave in Kashmir.

However, Director Meteorological department (MeT), Sonum Lotus said that the maximum temperature remained normal in Jammu region today.

He further added that the isolated places in Kashmir continued to witness heat wave.

Lotus further said that similar as today, there is a possibility of light rainfall at isolated to scattered places of Jammu & Kashmir during the next two days.

Nonetheless, he said that there is no forecast of any major respite from the prevalent weather conditions for the next one week as the major or good spell of rain is unlikely to occur in J&K during the next one week.

He added that the weather would remain mainly hot and dry for the next one week.

Pertinently, J&K parts witnessed severe heat wave from the past in September as the Valley parts recorded the hottest day in the month of September after decades.

The prolonged dry spell has also led to the water scarcity at multiple places while the lifting irrigations spots have also got affected 25 per cent due to the prevalent weather conditions as the water level in the major water bodies including the river Jhelum, Doodh Ganga and other tributaries has reduced

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