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Rajasthan faces soaring day temperatures, heatwave condition worsens

As the day temperature crosses the normal range in Rajasthan, the weather department has predicted a fall in mercury in the next 48 hours. Additionally, the rainfall could start in some parts of the state from June 24.

Edited By: Shubham Bajpai Jaipur Published on: June 19, 2024 23:05 IST
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As a sweltering heatwave grips the nation, the maximum temperatures in Rajasthan's Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur, and Bikaner divisions on Wednesday were recorded two to five degrees above normal. 

According to the Meteorological Centre in Jaipur., while eastern Rajasthan experienced some cloud cover over the previous 24 hours, western Rajasthan weather remained dry.

Heatwave conditions were recorded at several places in the Jaipur division, with hot nights noted in Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Bikaner divisions.

The highest maximum temperature on Wednesday was 44.7 degrees Celsius in Ganganagar. Other significant temperatures included 44.1 degrees Celsius in Dholpur, 44 degrees in Pilani, Churu, and Alwar, 43.5 degrees in Sangaria, 43.2 degrees in Phalodi, 42.9 degrees in Fatehpur, 42.5 degrees in Bikaner, and 42.2 degrees in Jaisalmer. Many other major locations also recorded temperatures above 40 degrees.

In the last 24 hours, Atru in Baran recorded the highest rainfall at 26 mm, while Kota saw 2.6 mm of rainfall. The highest minimum temperature was recorded at 35.4 degrees Celsius in Alwar, with other places seeing minimum temperatures between 28.4 and 34.2 degrees Celsius.

A Met official indicated that rainfall activity is expected to increase in some parts of eastern Rajasthan from June 24. According to him, there is a possibility of a slight reduction in maximum temperatures in the upcoming 48 hours. He said that Bikaner, Jaipur and Bharatpur divisions may witness maximum temperatures in the range of 42-44 degrees Celsius while hot nights may be recorded at some places. Additionally, strong surface winds reaching speeds of 40 kilometres per hour are likely in some parts of the state.

(With PTI Inputs)

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