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Monsoon likely to arrive in Jaipur in first week of July; heavy rainfall expected

The eastern regions, including Bharatpur, Kota, and Jaipur, experienced light rainfall late Thursday evening.

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June 25, 2023, 6:11 pm

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JAIPUR: The much-awaited monsoon season is set to arrive in Rajasthan in the first week of July, according to meteorology department.

Pre-monsoon showers have already commenced, bringing relief from scorching temperatures in some districts. The eastern regions, including Bharatpur, Kota, and Jaipur, experienced light rainfall late Thursday evening. Over the next few days, these areas are likely to witness more sporadic showers.

The Meteorological Center in Jaipur has issued a yellow alert for the eastern districts, anticipating heavy rains in several locations from Saturday onwards.

Experts predict that the pre-monsoon showers will intensify starting June 24, bringing significant rainfall to the region.

In the past 24 hours, multiple districts witnessed varying amounts of precipitation. Aklera in Jhalawar recorded the highest rainfall, measuring 30 mm (approximately 1.2 inches).

Other areas, such as Sikrai in Dausa (14 mm), Baswa (10 mm), Lalsot (7 mm), and Bandikui (5 mm), also received rainfall. Additionally, Bundi, Karauli, Dholpur, Bharatpur, Todabhim, Sapotra, Bayana, Sarmathura, Tonk, Todaraisingh, and Sawai Madhopur experienced moderate showers.

While the pre-monsoon rains offer respite from the scorching heat, they have led to increased humidity levels in several districts. Karauli, Dungarpur, Dhaulpur, Baran, Jaipur, Bundi, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, and Alwar have seen humidity levels surpass 80 percent.

Meanwhile, regions such as Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Churu, and Bikaner continue to endure intense heat, with maximum temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius combined with high humidity.

Weather experts anticipate that the monsoon will make its entry into Rajasthan during the first week of July. After a temporary halt caused by Cyclone Biparjoy, the monsoon has resumed its progress.

Currently, it has covered northeastern states, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and parts of South India, including Maharashtra and Goa.

Rajasthan’s border may witness the arrival of the monsoon within the next 8-10 days, providing much-needed relief from the sweltering heat and replenishing the region’s water resources.

First published: June 23, 2023