Both sub-divisions of Rajasthan, namely West Rajasthan and East Rajasthan have witnessed hectic pre-monsoon weather activity this season. Eastern parts had a bigger share than the West. Usually, the season is synonymous with dust storms and thunderstorms with minimal precipitation. However, active weather conditions have prevailed due to the passage of western disturbance, aided by induced circulations. West Rajasthan witnessed scattered heavy rainfall yesterday with hailstorms at isolated places.
Bikaner and Jodhpur received heavy rainfall in the previous 24hr. They observed 73mm and 48mm record rainfall in 24hr and surpassed the monthly quota of 23.7mm and 12.9mm respectively. The other day, Sikar witnessed the heaviest downpour of the season. In the last 24 hours, Jaisalmer recorded 77 mm of rains.
Unusual weather has often been accompanied by damaging hailstorm activity over different pockets at different times. West and South Rajasthan been frequently experiencing such inclement weather conditions.
The spell of stormy conditions is not yet over. Another western disturbance has arrived over the mountains and induced cyclonic circulation is marked over southwest Rajasthan. The state continues to be on alert for fairly widespread weather activity for another 24 hours. Rain and thundershowers in many places with hailstorm in a few places are likely on the 30th of May.
This time, border areas of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Phalodi, Jalore and Sirohi become more vulnerable to intense weather activity. Intensity will reduce and spread will shrink in the subsequent 48hr. Minimal activity is expected after 03rd June over most parts.