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Deficit rainfall to continue till next 10 days: MeT

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‘Kupwara hottest in Kashmir, Kokernag, Qazigund witness heat wave conditions’

Srinagar: Amid persistent hot and dry weather conditions in Jammu & Kashmir, the weatherman here has predicted continuous deficit rainfall for the next 10 days across the Union Territory.

Director Meteorological (MeT), Sonum Lotus said that weather conditions across Jammu & Kashmir remained hot and dry.

He added that Kupwara was hottest in Kashmir today where a maximum temperature of 33.3 degree Celsius was recorded and Jammu City was the hottest in the division at 35.7 degree Celsius.

According to Director MeT, Kokernag and Qazigund witnessed heat wave conditions today where mercury settled at 31.3 degree Celsius and 31.5 degree Celsius respectively.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir has recorded a maximum temperature of 32 degree Celsius today.

As of now, due to stable atmospheric conditions, mainly hot & dry weather would likely prevail for next one week, he said.

Giving details about rainfall in the past couple of months, Lotus said that excess rainfall was recorded in J&K in July month while August and September so far received a deficit rainfall.

He added that the deficit rainfall will continue for at least next 10 days.  (KNO

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