Hills Are Burning Too: Dehradun Records Max Temp Of 43°C; Himachal Pradesh And J&K Face Heatwave Conditions

Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir are facing record-high temperatures and heatwave conditions this summer.

by Tashika Tyagi
Hills Are Burning Too: Dehradun Records Max Temp Of 43°C; Himachal Pradesh And J&K Face Heatwave Conditions

If you’re planning to beat the heat by heading to Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, or Kashmir, then you might have to rethink your decision! Experiencing a hot summer with record-breaking high temperatures, these Himalayan areas are witnessing heatwave conditions. On Wednesday, Dehradun, Uttarakhand recorded a maximum temperature of 43°C, matching its previous all-time high record of 2012.

High Temperatures Recorded In Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand high temperature
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Come summers, and North Indians are off to Himalayan regions like Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir for that much-needed respite. However, this year it looks like the hills are burning too! Uttarakhand’s capital, Dehradun touched a maximum temperature of 43°C. This is seven degrees higher than the usual temperature that the city experienced in May. Also, it was the highest-ever recorded temperature this month. It has also been reported that the maximum temperature crossed the 40°C-mark for eight consecutive days in Dehradun this May.

While talking to Times of India, Bikram Singh, Director Of The Regional Meteorological Centre In Dehradun said that these hot conditions in the city will continue for the next 48 hours, especially around Garhwal and Kumaon areas. Thankfully there will be some respite soon as there is a forecast of rain and thunderstorms in Uttrakhand from June 1. According to the meteorological department, the dry winters and rainfall shortage in the pre-monsoon season have aggravated the hot weather in Uttrakhand this time.

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Himachal Pradesh & Jammu & Kashmir – Cool Summer Escape No More!

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Not all is cool in Uttarakhand’s neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir either. According to reports, on May 25, the maximum temperature in Srinagar rose to 32.7°C. This was the highest temperature recorded in the area in the last ten years! The regional meteorological department said that the heatwaves in the valley are due to a prolonged dry spell in May.

As for Himachal Pradesh, maximum temperatures are constantly reaching or surpassing the 30°C-mark in the state. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature recorded in Shimla was 31.7 °C. This is, reportedly, six degrees higher than the average temperature of May. The Sunder Nagar area in the state also experienced a maximum temperature of 40°C, the highest in the last ten years.

With Delhi and neighbouring states witnessing temperatures exceeding 50°C, it is not surprising that the Himalayan regions like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are also burning with such high temperatures. We hope that the monsoon arrives soon and gives us some respite from the hot weather and that these states can go back to their normal and bearable weather conditions.

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