During the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Wednesday, Northwest and East Rajasthan have witnessed light to moderate rain and thundershower activity with strong gusty winds. Hailstorm has also been reported at many places like Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Sri Ganganagar.
According to rainfall data available with Skymet, West Rajasthan since January has received excess rains by 38%, whereas East Rajasthan is still deficient by 13%.
The present Western Disturbance, which is affecting Western Himalayas has induced a Cyclonic Circulation over western parts of Rajasthan. Also, humid moderate winds from the Arabian sea has increased the moisture content over the state. Moreover, the Southeasterly winds from Bay of Bengal have also reached East Rajasthan forming a Confluence Zone. The combined effect of these weather systems have resulted in thundershower and hailstorm activities.
Now, this Confluence Zone is shifting towards East, therefore, we expect rains to show a significant reduction. The weather will become dry over the entire state due to commencement of Northerly winds over western parts of the state. Gradually these cold winds from the hills will start blowing over the entire state thus lowering the day and night temperatures by 2 to 4 degrees.
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