New Delhi: After heavy rains created a flood-like situation in parts of Rajasthan last month, the southwest monsoon has weakened in the state with the mercury rising high.
Parts of the state, including Kota, Baran, Jhalawar and Karauli, received heavy rainfall this monsoon, which created flood-like situation. The monsoon activity has reduced and the weather is likely to remain dry in most parts of the state.
Churu district on Wednesday recorded the highest maximum temperature of 39 degrees Celsius in the state.
According to the Meteorological Department, westerly winds are prevailing at most places in the state.
“Due to the prevailing conditions, there is a strong possibility of continued weak monsoon activities over most parts of the state during the next five-six days,” a MeT department official said However, light to moderate rain may occur at some places in the districts of Kota and Udaipur divisions. In Jaipur, Bharatpur and Ajmer, the weather is likely to be mainly dry in most places with the possibility of light rain in isolated places.
Rajasthan recorded 591.53 mm of rainfall from June 1 to September 1, which is 26.4 per cent higher than the normal of 468.05 mm.
The state as a whole has recorded excess (20% to 59%) rainfall, according to the water resources department.
Of the 33 districts, Barmer, Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar and Jodhpur recorded rainfall in the “Abnormal” category (60% or more). Thirteen districts — Ajmer, Baran, Bundi, Dausa, Hanumangarh, Jalore, Kota, Nagaur, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Sirohi, Tonk and Udaipur — fell under the “Excess” rainfall category (20% to 59%).
The remaining 13 districts of Alwar, Banswara, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Pali, Sawaimadhopur and Sikar are under “Normal” rainfall category (-19% to 19%).
No district fell under the “Deficit” or “Scanty” rainfall category this monsoon.
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