Southwest Monsoon has covered the entire country but rain seems far-fetched. Monsoon generally reaches West Rajasthan by July 15. However, some good rains on June 25 led to early declaration of Monsoon over the region.
Thereafter, Monsoon rains took a back seat in the region. We can see clear skies in Rajasthan and entire Northwest India. This dry spell will last for two more days. A fresh Western Disturbance is approaching the western Himalayas and will start affecting the northern plains from June 30 onwards. We can expect light rain over the area on June 30 and July 1.
Though Southwest Monsoon has covered the entire country, rainfall has decreased significantly. The moisture laden southeasterly winds were responsible for bringing down temperatures in Rajasthan and other states in the northern plains. With the reversal of winds to northwesterly now, temperatures are rising. On Friday maximum in Bikaner was recorded at 40.8°C, Jaisalmer 40.4°C, Barmer 38.6°C, Churu 40°C and Sri Ganganagar 40.6°C.
Temperatures will maintain levels for next couple of days. The expected spell of rain will also not do much to suppress the temperatures and only slight relief is likely.
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