Monsoon arrives in J&K, Ladakh almost 18 days earlier than usual


New Delhi, June 14:

The Meteorological Department announced on Monday that the monsoon season arrived in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh 17 to 18 days earlier than usual.

“The IMD has declared the arrival of monsoon over J&K and Ladakh on June 13 which is 17 to 18 days ahead of the normal onset,” said Sonam Lotus, Director of the Met Department.

The Met Department has forecast scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thundershowers in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours.

Srinagar recorded 15.6, Pahalgam 10.2 and Gulmarg 7.8 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperatures on Monday.

Leh town had 12.5, Kargil 12.4 and Drass 8.0 as the minimum temperatures.

Jammu city had 25.1, Katra 22.2, Batote 16.6, Banihal 14.4 and Bhaderwah 15.5 as the minimum temperatures.

Conditions are favorable for further advance of southwest monsoon into most parts Madhya Pradesh; remaining parts of east Uttar Pradesh; Delhi; some more parts of west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab during next 48 hours.@rajeevan61 @moesgoi

— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) June 13, 2021

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