Heavy rains reported in East Rajasthan in the last 24 hours: Meteorological Department

Heavy rains have been reported in remote locations in eastern Rajasthan’s Jhalawar, Dholpur and Kota districts over the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the MeT department said.

In most places in the state, the maximum temperature was recorded below normal. As of 8:30 a.m., Jhalawar district recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 72mm, followed by 64mm in the city of Bikaner, according to the Meteorological Department.

Basedi, Bikaner and Chhabra recorded 60mm of rain while Sikar Tehsil, Bayana Town and Bikaner Tehsil recorded 50mm of rain. Rainfall ranging from 1 cm to 4 cm was recorded in many other places in the state.

According to the ministry, as of 5:30 p.m., 71mm of rainfall was recorded in Churu, 29mm in Bhilwara, 23.5mm in Dholpur, 17mm in Banasthali, 13mm each in Kota and Bikaner, 10mm in Bundi, 8mm in Sikar, 6 April 2020 .7mm in Ajmer, 6mm in Chittorgarh, 2mm in Karauli, 1.4mm in Dabok (Udaipur) and 1.1mm in Jaipur.

According to the department, the maximum temperature recorded on Sunday was in the range of 28 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius in most places in the state. On Saturday night, the maximum temperature was between 24 degrees Celsius and 30.2 degrees Celsius.

Director of Jaipur Meteorological Center Radheshyam Sharma said that due to the persistence of a low-pressure system over Odisha, a monsoon trough is sweeping through Bikaner, Sikar and low-pressure areas on Sunday. He said the monsoon would remain active in most places in the state today.

There is a possibility of heavy rain in some places and very heavy rain in one or two places in Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur and Bikaner divisions until July 15, he said. There is a chance of light to moderate rain in eastern and northwestern Rajasthan.

(With PTI inputs)

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