Dust storm followed by thundershowers in northern parts of Rajasthan and adjoining Haryana region brought a drastic drop in the day temperatures. Bikaner received 14 mm of rainfall, accompanied by hailstorm.
Temperatures were shooting up in the eastern parts during the afternoon hours, while west Rajasthan witnessed a marginal drop. This spell of thundershowers brought quick relief from the sweltering heat as temperatures plummeted by 10 to 15 degrees. Temperatures came down to mid-twenties in most parts of north Rajasthan.
Temperatures will not shoot up immediately. The heat pocket will now shift from Rajasthan to Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh.
Updated on May 19, 11.55 am (IST): Heat wave in east Rajasthan, maximums drop marginally the west
Rajasthan, at present, is witnessing different shades of weather. On one hand, people are reeling under heat wave conditions, while on other hand, day temperatures have registered a drop on account of a cyclonic circulation.
Weather in North and West Rajasthan
A cyclonic circulation is prevailing over north Rajasthan, which has led to change in wind pattern from hot and dry northwesterlies to cool southwesterlies. As a result, there has been a drop in maximum temperature across north and west Rajasthan.
The weather system also triggered widespread dust storm and thunderstorm on Tuesday, which led to further drop in day temperature. Night temperature is also expected to drop.
The impact of this weather system will be more on the day temperatures of north Rajasthan, which are expected to register a significant drop.
Weather in East Rajasthan
East Rajasthan has remained unaffected by the weather system. The maximum temperature continues to follow a rising trend, with several places like Jaipur, Churu and Kota recording season’s highest maximum on Tuesday.
Heat wave has swept across most parts of east Rajasthan, with day temperatures settling four to five degrees above normal.
Let us have a look at the maximum temperatures across the state on Monday.
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