India, June 14 -- Monsoon arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, more than two weeks ahead of normal schedule, with the intermittent showers over the last two days bringing relief from sweltering heat, the weather department confirmed.

"The Monsoon arrived over J&K and Ladakh on 13th June, which is 17 -18 days ahead of normal onset," the regional head of India Meteorological Department (IMD) Sonum Lotus said.

Monsoon has entered almost all parts of the country at least a fortnight in advance this year due to a low-pressure system over the northern Bay of Bengal. When a low-pressure area is formed at the onset of monsoon, it creates conducive conditions for its advancement, weather department officials have explained

Lotus said as per ...