Monsoon aggravates over eastern Rajasthan, west remains dry

Jaipur, Aug 4: Barring western districts of the state, Southwest Monsoon has aggravated over Rajasthan with Gangapur recording the maximum rainfall of 13-cm since last evening.

According to a MeT report here today, moderate to heavy rainfall occurred in Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Jodhpur and Kota districts of the state, while the weather in the western districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer was dry.

Jaipur and Kota recorded 10-cm and 12-cm of rainfall respectively till 17:30 hrs today. The MeT office said Bhinay recorded rainfall of 9 cm, followed by Sawaimadhopur 8-cm; Chikali, Bharatpur, Nathdwara and Merta City 6-cm each; Shergarh, Bagidora, Bonli and Lalsot 5-cm each; Hindoli, Bamanwas, Rajsamand, Pratapgarh, Dholpur, Khajuwala and Chaksu 4-cm each.

Several other areas of the state received rainfall measuring one to three cm.

Heavy rains would occur at isolated places in eastern Rajasthan during the next 48 hours, according to a MeT forecast.

With rains eluding the districts, Barmer and Jaisalmer recorded maximum temperature of 36.4 and 36.7 degrees Celsius, respectively.


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