The people across Jammu region had a respite from scorching heat following heavy downpour on Monday as Monsoons hit Jammu plummeting mercury by 3 degree C from the 43 degree C recorded the previous day.
The monsoons have reached on time, said Chief Agro Meteorologist of the Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Dr Meenakshi Gupta. The rains will continue to lash the region for next two-three days, she said, adding that these were good for paddy crop.
The people in Jammu woke up to a bright sunny day on Monday morning, but dark clouds cast the sky by noon resulting in poor visibility even during the day. The next three hours witnessed heavy rains throwing normal life out of gear with many low lying areas inundated under water.
Despite rains, vehicular traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was continuing as usual, said Traffic Police Control Room at Ramban by 4 pm.