Jammu, Jun 4 UNI | 2 months ago

Jammu today recorded season's maximum at 42.3 degree Celsius, thus, forcing the natives to stay indoors while the government has declared summer vacations of all schools including private and government from June 6.

'As there is no respite from the soaring mercury in this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the temperature recorded today was season's maximum at 42.3 degree celsius and minimum was at 24 degree Celsius', a MeT official here said.

He said the mercury continuously kept rising for the past 4-5 days and this afternoon it crossed the mark of 42 degrees.

Earlier on May 29, the maximum temperature was 41.8 degree Celsius and on May 1 it was 40.3 degree Celsius.

'There will be no respite in the rising temperature in the coming days head and hot weather conditions will prevail,' said an official.

However, the city roads wore deserted look today due to the heat wave.

People were seen covering face and carrying umbrellas to protect themselves from the direct sunlight. Roadside vendors those selling sugarcane juice, ice candies and lemon water witnessed rush due to heat.

Meanwhile, government ordered that all the government institutions including recognized private schools upto higher secondary level falling in Summer zones of Jammu division shall observe summer vacations with effect from June 6 to July 31.

Any default on the part of private schools in observance of the calendar of vacations so authorized shall attract action under rules, said an order.

(Posted on 05-06-2014)