The maximum temperature in Jammu on Sunday reached 37.3 degrees Celsius, breaking a 76 -year record for March.
The previous day’s highest temperature of 37.2 degrees Celsius was recorded on March 31, 1945, said the Director of the Sonum Lotus Meteorological Department. He said over the past four days, the weather had remained clear and sunny in Jammu and Kashmir due to the absence of low pressure systems or local weather systems.
“Dry and hot weather is likely to happen for the next few days as well,” Sonum Lotus said.
According to the meteorological department, the maximum temperature in Jammu, the winter capital of the Union Territory, was 8.4 degrees above normal for this part of the season.
However, the night temperature was almost normal at 16.9 degrees Celsius, said a spokesman for the department.
The summer capital Srinagar also saw warmer days than usual with daytime temperatures settling at 25 degrees Celsius, 7.4 notches above normal, he said, adding that night temperatures in Srinagar were 7.2 degrees Celsius which was also 1.1 degrees above normal.
Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Vaishno Devi Eye temple, recorded a high temperature of 32.3 degrees Celsius and a low of 16.7 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said.