Jammu, June 1 : The winter capital of the state on Saturday witnessed another hottest day of the season and sizzled at maximum temperature touching 44.5 degree Celsius.
Jammu earlier recorded maximum temperatures from 40 degrees to 43 degrees Celsius and on Friday, it was 44.1 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Government has ordered summer vacations in all government and private schools falling in summer zone from June 1 to July 16.
“The maximum temperature on Saturday afternoon was recorded 44.5 degree Celsius and the minimum was 26.3 degree Celsius,” said a weatherman. He added that the temperature will keep fluctuating between 40 degrees to 45 degrees in next few days.
Famous Ranbir Canal in Jammu on Friday witnessed heavy rush of people beating the heat in scorching summer. Director, J&K Metrology Department Mr Sonam Lotus said, “Heat wave warning is predicted for plains of Jammu region.”
“On Friday, maximum temperature was 44.1deg Celsius, which is 4.7 degrees above normal,” said Lotus.