Jammu and Kashmir News
Jammu: Amid fears over farm and economic growth after two consecutive years of drought, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), in a welcome announcement quoted that this year’s monsoon will be above normal.
The Southwest Monsoon is considered the lifeline for the Indian sub-continent, where agriculture still remains the primary economic activity. The forecast of above normal monsoon would augur well for the agriculture sector which is under stress due to two consecutive years of poor seasonal rainfall.
IMD Director General, Laxman Singh Rathore, said that there is 94 per cent probability that rainfall will be normal to excess and deficient rainfall probability is quite low.
For the state, the Weather Department has predicted a rainy spell commencing from June 22. The reports say that the change in climate would set in from the 20th of June and showers can be expected from that say on. Although on the 22nd and 23rd, heavy downpour is all ready to placate the heatwave across the state.
Within the next 24 hours, cloud activity can been picking up across the state and abate the heatwave.