Jammu Sizzles: Heatwave to Persist for 7 Days, MeT Issues Alert

With the day temperature in the plains of Jammu region touching 44 degrees Celsius, the authorities in the region are on alert and the Health Department has issued advisory to the residents.

The meteorological centre at Srinagar has issued an alert and stated that there would be no respite from the heatwave for the next seven days. An official of the centre said, “There will be no respite in heatwave/hot and dry weather conditions over plains of Jammu division during the next seven days.”

He said that there would be slight relief from heatwave during May 30-31 and June 1-2 over most parts of Kashmir division and few hilly areas of Jammu division.

Meanhile, amid heat wave, the Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) Tuesday ordered summer vacation for all government and private schools from June 1 to July 16 in summer zone areas of the region.

In an order, DSEJ said, “All the government and recognised private schools falling in summer Zone of Jammu Division shall observe summer vacation from 01-06-2024 to 16-07-2024.”

The directorate further ordered that all teachers shall remain available for any online guidance of students during vacation period. “Any default on part of the head of the school or teaching staff in observance of the above schedule shall attract action under rules,” DSEJ said

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