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Flood fear in J&K eases, Odisha's Jharsuguda sizzles at 43.5 deg C

In the national capital, the maximum temperature settled at 34.4 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 22.3 degrees Celsius.

Flood fear in J&K eases, Odishas Jharsuguda sizzles at 43.5 deg C
Flood fears in Kashmir eased as water in Jhelum started to recede after rainfall stopped last night while higher reaches of the Valley received snowfall on Friday, even as the mercury stayed within normal limits in parts of the northern plains.

But, Jharsuguda in Odisha sizzled at 43.5 degrees Celsius, followed by Chandrapur in Vidarbha region at 43.2 degrees Celsius.

In the national capital, the maximum temperature settled at 34.4 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 22.3 degrees Celsius.

According to the Safdarjung observatory, the recording of which is considered official for Delhi, the city received 0.4 mm rainfall since Thursday.

The water level in Jhelum and its tributaries started to recede after rainfall stopped last night, easing flood fears in Kashmir, while in Jammu region one person was killed, eight others injured and over 40 structures were damaged in floods and high speed winds.

One woman was washed away after a drain was flooded in Sudhmahadev area, while around 8 persons were injured in Udhampur district, police said, adding efforts are on to restore the power supply and clear the roads in the district.

On Thursday, the water level in the Jhelum had crossed the 'flood declaration' mark at Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar even as 17 people were rescued from flash floods in Poonch and a woman was killed in lightning in Rajouri.

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, connecting Kashmir Valley to the rest of the country, remained closed for the third consecutive day on Friday due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by rains and snow.
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