Srinagar: The Monsoon arrived in Kerala this year two days late, june 3, it has already taken entry in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir 17-18 days ahead of normal time. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that with intermittent rain for the past two days, the monsoon has already reached the valley on Sunday, more than two weeks ahead of normal time.
Sonam Lotus, regional head of IMD, said, "The monsoon reached Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on June 13, 17-18 days before normal inception." Due to the low pressure area over the North Bay of Bengal, the Monsoon has already entered all parts of the country at least 15 days ago this year. Met officials have said that when a low pressure area is formed at the beginning of the Monsoon, it creates favourable conditions for the Monsoon to move forward.
IMD predicts, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will receive normal rainfall this season. Kashmir recorded the hottest day of the year last Tuesday, when the mercury rose to 34.3 degrees Celsius in the summer capital Srinagar (Srinagar) and remained at 34 degrees Celsius till Friday. Meanwhile, the rain on weekends brought relief from the heat.