Heatwave conditions are prevailing over Rajasthan and the mercury is shooting beyond 45degree at many places. The highest temperatures of this pre monsoon season are recorded over West and North Rajasthan covering Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Anupgarh, Suratgarh, Churu, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Phalodi. and Bikaner. The highest temperature in the region and also over the Indian landmass of 47.3 degrees Celsius was recorded at Ganganagar yesterday. Close behind were some other stations: Churu-46.6, Bikaner- 46.4, Jaisalmer 44.6, Barmer-43.5degree celsius. This surge of the blaze is expected to continue for the next 72 hours and a mild relief thereafter.
May end as such is expected to soar with the mercury rising beyond 45 degrees frequently. Break-in heatwave conditions come with some dust storms and thunderstorm activity. Rainfall over the state and particularly for West Rajasthan is sporadic around this time. Remnant of cyclone Tauktae, as a depression, drenched most pockets, more so for the eastern half.
The moisture in the soil and humidity in the air left behind the cyclone triggered rains have been absorbed. The arid heat has returned and mercury is rising above normal. The heat also is getting advected from across the border where sweltering mercury is raising the bar beyond 45 degrees Celsius at many locations.
Extreme heat over Rajasthan is expected for the next 3 days. A western disturbance over the hills with a cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan is likely to come up on 02nd June. Reversal of wind pattern will result in light to moderate showers at few places over north and northeastern parts of Rajasthan. Western parts of Rajasthan may not have any significant weather activity in terms of precipitation. However change of winds and proximity to moisture laden clouds and rains over the northern half of the state may provide little relief from the excruciating heat over the region.