East Rajasthan has been the centre of weather activity for the last couple of days. If we look at the rainfall data available with Skymet, Sawai Madhopur has received 46 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours from 8.30 am on Tuesday. During the same period, Chittorgarh and Kota also recorded 42 mm and 33 mm of rain, respectively. While Churu, Jawaidam and Jaipur observed moderate rain to the tune of 21 mm, 17 mm and 13 mm, respectively.
The Low-Pressure Area in Madhya Pradesh is moving in a west-northwest direction due to which there have been some good amounts of rain in the region (East Rajasthan). This condition is going to prevail for another 48 hours leading to flood-like situation in some areas. Therefore it becomes imperative for the people of the region to take required measures. Jaipur during this period will also observe some decent amounts of rain.
By August 17 the intensity and spread of rain would have decreased from East Rajasthan only picking up pace in the northeastern part of the state like Dholpur, Sawai Madhopur, Jhunjhunu, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Sikar, Dausa and Karoli.
Meanwhile, East Rajasthan has been among the best performing pockets in terms of rain. The rainfall amount in the region from June 1 to August 14 is surplus by a good 26%, while West Rajasthan is Deficient by 5%.
But if we look at the overall rainfall figure of the state during the period from June 1 to August 14 Rajasthan is surplus by 14%. And with the forecast for some good rain for the next 2-3 days, the surplus amount could rise further.