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Rajasthan: Heatwave To Make A Comeback After Temporary Relief

Rajasthan is expected to experience a new bout of heatwave starting Thursday, following potential thunderstorms, lightning, and strong winds (40-50 kmph) on Monday and Tuesday according to forecasts by the Meteorological Department. Radhe Shyam Sharma, Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Jaipur, mentioned that the state will experience a temporary relief from the intense […]

Rajasthan to face heatwave
Rajasthan to face heatwave

Rajasthan is expected to experience a new bout of heatwave starting Thursday, following potential thunderstorms, lightning, and strong winds (40-50 kmph) on Monday and Tuesday according to forecasts by the Meteorological Department.

Radhe Shyam Sharma, Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre in Jaipur, mentioned that the state will experience a temporary relief from the intense heatwave as a result of western disturbances, lasting at least a day or two. However, Sharma cautioned that the heatwave is expected to make a comeback around May 15 or 16.

The India Meterological Department official said, “Currently, in most of the parts of Rajasthan, the average temperature is ranging between 40-42 degrees Celsius, which is slightly normal, but the minimum temperature recorded in some parts is around 31 degrees Celsius, which is 2-3 degrees higher than normal.”

According to the Meteorological Department, a new Western Disturbance is anticipated to impact the western Himalayan region starting from May 17. As a result, isolated areas in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are expected to experience dust storms/thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds (30-40 kmph) today. Additionally, strong surface winds (30-40 kmph) are likely over the plains of southern Rajasthan. The Met Department reported maximum temperatures ranging between 40-42 degrees Celsius in many parts of West Rajasthan yesterday.

According to IMD official Radhe Shyam Sharma, “Yesterday, the maximum temperature recorded was 42.96 degrees Celsius at Jalore, while the temperature in Barmer was 42.5 degrees Celsius. The temperature recorded in other districts was ranging in between 40 degrees Celsius and less than it. This is all because of western disturbances,” he added.

He indicated that following a hiatus of three to four days, starting around May 15 or 16, temperatures will begin to rise in the state, potentially reaching 45 degrees Celsius or higher. Consequently, this is expected to lead to heatwave-like conditions in numerous parts of Rajasthan, particularly in border regions like Barmer, Jalore, Jaisalmer, and others, persisting for a consecutive period of 4-5 days.

“Some parts of Rajasthan are likely to receive a little rainfall along with the thunderstorm, especially in the afternoon today. The areas of southern Rajasthan such as Udaipur and Jodhpur are likely to face thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds and rainfall in the next one to two days,” he said.

Over the weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, various districts of Rajasthan experienced wind and rainfall events. The most significant rainfall was observed in Deogarh, Rajsamand, situated in eastern Rajasthan, with a measurement of 42 mm. These rainfall occurrences, coupled with strong gusts of wind, resulted in a noticeable reduction of up to 4 degrees Celsius in both maximum and minimum temperatures across the state.

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