The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi has good news for farmers as well as for people waiting for rains in Rajasthan. According to reports by IMD, Rajasthan is expected to get 110% of rainfall this year. So, 10% more rainfall is coming this monsoon season when compared to the rainfall we had in 2015.
The average rainfall recorded in the Rajasthan state last year was 530.88mm. This year, the figures are expected to get better. Districts including Nagaur, Bharatpur, Karauli, Dholpur, Jaisalmer and Jalore, which got deficit rainfall and remained dry last year, too will get a good rainfall. Districts such as Kota, Baran, Jhalawar and Bundi are to get excess rainfall, as per reports.
Jaipur Met office told that monsoon activity would start from June 22 in the state of Rajasthan. However, a widespread rainfall activity would be witnessed from June 25 onwards. The rising humidity levels in the state are a sign that predicts the possibility of pre-monsoon rainfall in the next week. Reports say the weather conditions are in favour of the arrival of monsoons.
An officer shared, “Majority of places in southern Rajasthan will get excess of rainfall. Areas in eastern and northern Rajasthan will receive normal rainfall while western Rajasthan will witness deficit rainfall.
Many places in the Rajasthan state witnessed showers on Sunday, varying from mild to moderate. These showers led to a mercury dip of almost 30C in the day and night temperatures of several places in the state. Kota remained the hottest, with a maximum temperature of 42.20C.
In Jaipur, the people woke up to pleasant weather with minimum temperature of 27.20C. The sky remained cloudy all day. However, only the outskirts of Jaipur received some mild showers whereas the city remained dry. Even in the noon, the temperatures were better when compared to other days. A maximum temperature of 41.20C was recorded in the noon time on Sunday. The evening remained pleasant.
A forecast said that there is possibility of dust storm and mild showers in many places in the state in the coming 24 hours.