Hottest day in Kashmir in 76 years

Kashmir witnessed the hottest day in February in 76 years as the mercury rose to 20.6 degrees Celsius in Srinagar yesterday, more than 10 degrees above normal for this time of the year.

“Srinagar had recorded a high of 20.6 degrees Celsius in the month of February in 1940. After a gap of 76 years, the same temperature was recorded yesterday,” Director local Meteorological department Sonum Lotus said here.

He said the maximum temperature is presently 11 degrees above normal and is expected to rise further due to clear skies.

However, he said a minor variation in the weather condition can change the trend.

“So far it is the highest day temperature in the last 76 years in the month of February,” he said. (AGENCIES)

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