People brave the warmth in town on Wednesday
JAIPUR: Currently, it is official. Southwest monsoon entered Rajasthan on Wednesday, a day before predicted time from the meteorological department.
In its forecast, the department had stated that monsoon will strike the country June 25. But, because of increased humidity and favourable conditions, monsoon swept throughout the southern regions of this country in the daytime. Now, it’s moving towards western Rajasthan. It will cover the whole country between June 28 and July 1.
In accordance with this section, southwest monsoon coated Banswara Dungarpur Jhalawar districts in the daytime. Now, it’s moving towards Barmer, Jalore, Jaisalmer, Jodhopur and Pali.
Jaipur witnessed dire circumstances, but it did not convert to rain. “Jaipur is very likely to receive its own monsoon rain at another 48 hours,” said an officer.
“While covering 12 districts, such as Sirohi, Rajsamand, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh, Jhalawar, Kota, Bundi, Baran and Bhilwara, southwest monsoon also came in certain pieces of Ajmer and Sawaimadhopur,” said Shiv Ganesh, manager, Jaipur meteorological office whilst speaking to TOI on Wednesday.
From the day, southwest monsoon coated 14 districts from the country. “It’s came a day before its true date of birth. At the past 10 decades, monsoon had entered country June 15 just after in 2013. But, it generally arrived by June 25. Additionally, this was the next time when monsoon came beforehand.”
The meteorological office further said that conditions are favourable for advancement of monsoon in different areas of the country. “There’s a chance that Jaipur will receive its first monsoon rain by Friday,” said an officer.
The section said that many areas in eastern and southern Rajasthan are very likely to acquire excess rain, though some areas in western Rajasthan are very likely to acquire abnormal rain.
In its forecast, the department stated many areas in the country are very likely to acquire moderate to heavy rain in another 24 hours.
In 2019, nearly 18 districts had obtained abnormal rain, six districts received excess rain, seven districts undergo scanty rain and three districts get shortage rain.