Monsoon has arrived in Jammu on scheduled time this year, as intermittent light rains lashed several parts of the province, bringing temperatures down by several notches much to the respite of people reeling under sweltering heat.
Sonam Lotus, Director of the Meteorological Department Jammuand Kashmir, tweeted, "Jammu, the wait is over. Finally, Monsoon hit Jammu on5th. Expect frequent showers. Enjoy the nature's bliss."
As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), Jammu received7.6 mm of rain till 8.30 am in the morning
The monsoon rains have brought cheer on the face of farmers,especially those hit by drought. The rains are likely to boost the rabicrop.Theday temperature in the Jammu city fell by five notches to settle at 34.4degrees Celsius, seven degrees below the normal average temperature at thistime of the season, an official of the Met department said. He said the nighttemperature also recorded a dip of about four degrees and settled at 24.2degrees Celsius, 1.5 degrees below average.