Thursday was the hottest day of the season in Jammu with the record of 40.3 degrees Celsius. Officials said on Friday that this was the highest record of this season.
official of the weather department said "Jammu recorded the highest temperature of the season yesterday (Thursday) at 40.3 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal."
Roads and markets were deserted, usually Jammu city was a busy street. Also, most parents chose to keep children at home
The official said partly cloudy sky was expected Friday and Saturday, hoping to bring some respite from the scorching heat in the region.