Bikaner, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh districts witnessed 1-3 cm of pre-monsoon rains, it said. Mercury further plummeted by one to three degree C at most places in the state including Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Pilani, Udaipur, Bikaner, Churu, Ganganganagar, Jodhpur and Barmer where the maximum temperature was recorded between 35.6 degrees C and 39.5 deg C.
Kota was the hottest with the maximum temperature touching a high of 40.8 degree C in the state. Rajasthan had been witnessing hot and humid weather.
Thunder shower or squall may hit north-west of the state in next 24 hours due to pre-monsoon activities, a forecast said. The state weather department has already projected arrival of monsoon by July 6 or 7 following the fresh activity in Bay of Bengal of the southwest monsoon.