Jammu in the grip of heat wave, relief likely on Friday

JAMMU, Jun 13: The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed another scorching day today with the maximum temperature settling at 43.3 degrees Celsius, 4.3 notches above the normal during this part of the season.
However, the heat wave is likely to recede on Friday as the MeT office has predicted wet weather in most parts of the region later this week.
The city has recorded a low of 25.7 degrees Celsius – 1.8 degrees above the normal, a spokesman of the MeT office said.
However, he predicted for Thursday that the sky will be mainly clear with Maximum and Minimum temperatures will be around 43 and 28 degrees respectively.
Meanwhile the hill stations across Jammu region like Bhaderwah, Patnitop, Nathatop, Sanasar, Kishtwar, Bani, are witnessing heavy rush of visitors including tourists and locals in view of heat wave in the plains.

All Government and Private Schools are closed in view of summer vacations from June 4 to July 23.