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As hot wave continues, weatherman predicts rainfall till July 27

Srinagar, Jul 24 : As heat wave continued in Kashmir on Wednesday, local Meteorological (MeT) department here predicted light and moderate rainfall in the state during next three days, much to the delight of people who would get some relief from the prevalent heat wave.

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Notably, in the recent days, the Kashmir Valley witnessed rise in mercury and humidity. Officials in the MeT department here predicted sigh of relief from the scorching heat, saying that the light rainfall in Valley would occur Wednesday evening.

Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad told news agency that the light rainfall in Kashmir would likely occur this (Wednesday) evening. “As per the prediction, there is possibility of light to moderate rainfall across Kashmir till July 27, which would provide some relief from the prevalent hot weather conditions,” he said.

He informed that there was possibility of moderate rainfall in Jammu till July 27 as well “but at region’s isolated places, there is possibility of heavy rainfall as well during the next three days.”

“Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 33.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday,” a spokesperson at MeT office said, adding that the humidity in Srinagar was recorded 47 degree.

He said that Pahalgam recorded a maximum temperature of 29.8 degrees while as the humidity was recorded at 55 degree, adding that Jammu recorded temperature of 36.8 degrees today while as the humidity there was recorded 69 degree.

It is worth to mention here that the government had announced summer vacation for the government as well private educational institutes in view of the hot weather conditions till July 24. The vacation will end by today and the students will have to attend their classes again from Thursday.

The parents of the wards have demanded extension in the summer break upto July 31 in view of the hot and humid weather conditions. Besides, the Private School Association has also sought extension in summer vacation keeping in view of the weather conditions. (KNS)

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