Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed excess rainfall this month and is still continuing to receive heavy rainfall in parts of the state.
Jammu and Kashmir is large excess by 94% until June 18. These surplus rains are mainly due to a few good spells in the last four to five days. Normally Monsoon reaches over Jammu and Kashmir by the end of June and this year also it is expected that Monsoon will make an onset over the state on time or maybe one or two days before also.
As per MET, the weather will remain pleasant will breezy winds marking their way into Jammu and Kashmir. From 20th to 22end of Jammu, the rain gods will remain happy as J&K will experience moderate t heavy rainfall in upper reaches and plains. In 2016, monsoon reached Jammu and Kashmir ten days before i.e around 20th June. While, in 204, and 1015, monsoon reached Jammu and Kashmir on 24th June and 1st July respectively.
In the last 24 hours from 8.30 am on Sunday many districts of Punjab received moderate rain spells, Jammu witnessed 20.6 mm rainfall, Samba 25 mm.
As per Skymet weather, a trough is extending from North Punjab to Northeast India across Haryana and a western disturbance is also over North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir.
Due to these weather systems, we expect a significant increase in rains over Nothern India and rain surplus are further likely to increase. These rains will continue till the onset of Monsoon. Heavy spells are possible over Katra, Reasi, Rajouri and adjoining areas.