Monsoon arrives in J&K, brings relief from scorching heat


Monsoon arrived in Jammu and Kashmir a week ahead of its schedule this year, as intermittent light rains lashed several parts of the state bringing the mercury down by several notches, much to the respite of people reeling under sweltering heat.

The denizens of Jammu woke up to a pleasant weather condition after scattered light rains lashed the city of temples as Monsoon hit the state last evening.

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The day temperature in the Jammu city fell by five notches to settle at 28.0 degrees Celsius, 9.7 notches below, normal for this part of the season, an official of the Met department said.

He said the night temperature also recorded a dip of about four notches and it settled at 23.9 degrees Celsius, 2.5 notches below average.

The official said the drop in the mercury was the result of early arrival of Monsoon which hit the state yesterday.

Normally, Monsoon arrives in the state in the first week of July, he said, adding intermittent rains will continue for the next couple of days — a good news for the local residents.

He said normal rains are expected during the Monsoon season which usually remains active till mid-September.

Bhadarwah township of Doda district in Jammu region recorded the highest 56.2 mm rainfall since last evening, while the Jammu city witnessed 2.4 mm of rains till 05.30 pm today.