Rajasthan continues to reel under hot weather conditions, as the maximum temperatures surge closer to 40°C in the several cities. On Monday, Churu recorded 40.9°C, Barmer 38.9°C, Sikar 38.8°C, Bikaner 39.7°C, Jaisalmer 39.5°C and Jodhpur 37°C.
Maximum temperature further soared on Tuesday, where Barmer recorded 39.2°C, Sikar 39°C, Bikaner 39.5°C, Churu 39.2°C, Jaisalmer 39.2°C and Jodhpur 39°C.
According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, withdrawal of the Southwest Monsoon has resulted in short second summer in many parts of Rajasthan. Factors such as clear sky, absolutely no cloud cover and drop in humidity levels have led to rise in temperature. Moreover, proximity of sun to equator has given high levels of insolation and adding more to woes is the state's regional terrain, which is sandy and rocky in nature.
People of Rajasthan will have to bear the brunt of excessive heat for some more days as temperature will continue to hover around high 30s. As per the forecast by Skymet Meteorology Division in India, hot weather conditions will prevail in the state till the third week of October, before temperature starts dropping during the last week of the month.
However, nights will be relatively cooler due to the sandy terrain, which has a nature of heating up fast and cooling at the same pace, simultaneously.
Meanwhile, extreme northern parts of Rajasthan has got some respite from the heat due to the passage of western disturbance over the region. Ganganagar had observed maximum temperature of 38.7°C on Monday, which dropped to 36.7°C on Tuesday. Further drop in day temperature is expected in these parts of the state.
Northwestern state of Rajasthan is one of those pockets that receive least rainfall during the Southwest Monsoon season in the country.