Strong Western disturbance approaching; Rains in two days

Jammu, January 18: Even the maximum temperature dipping to 13 degree CelsiusĀ on Sunday, fog Jammu city which forced people to stay inside their homes.

The minimum temperature of Jammu recorded was 9 degree Celsius.

The department of Meteorology has predicted showers in Jammu in the next two days as western disturbance is likely to grip the region. Also, Snow in the upper regions will bring a further decline in the maximum temperature.

Besides, the maximum and minimum temperature between January 17 and 22 is likely to float between 15 to 18 degree Celsius and 7 to 9 degree Celsius respectively.

“It is a very unusual weather condition. The whole December month has remained sunny with little few days of rain. The temperature remained between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius. The dry weather had increased the rate of health issues in people,” said Tamana, a student of Jammu University.

Dr Meenakshi Gupta quoted as saying by the Tribune, a Senior weather scientist at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology -Jammu has claimed that there are great chances of rain in Jammu which will bring respite from dry weather allergies and will also be good for farmers

Also, a weekly weather advisory has been released for farmers comprising of information on specific measures to be taken to save crops by SKUAST.

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