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Rains hit parts of Rajasthan

ByRandall B. Phelps

Aug 13, 2022

The MeT department has issued a yellow alert for heavy rain and thunder flashes in Alwar, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar, Tonk, Churu, Jaisalmer and Nagaur over the next 24 hours.

There is a possibility of thunder flashes in Jodhpur and Bikaner.

Light to moderate rain was recorded in many places in Rajasthan while isolated places in the eastern part of the state received heavy downpours in the past 24 hours, a MeT department spokesperson said.

During the period, Aklera in Jhalawar recorded a maximum rainfall of 131mm.

The department has issued a yellow alert for heavy rain and thunder flashes in Alwar, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar, Tonk, Churu, Jaisalmer and Nagaur over the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, there is a possibility of thunder flashes in Jodhpur and Bikaner.

The spokesperson said that up to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, 130mm of rainfall was recorded at Aklera of Jhalawar, 120mm at Mandana of Kota, 110mm at Bhainsrodgarh of Chittorgarh, 110mm at Bijolia of Bhilwara, 100mm at Post Manohar Police Station in Jhalawar. Various locations recorded rainfall of 10mm to 80mm in the state.

He said that from Friday morning until 5:30 p.m. Kota recorded 63.4mm, Chittorgarh 12.5mm, Vanasthali 10mm, Dabok 12.8mm, Tonk 17mm, Anta 10.5mm, Sirohi 8.5 mm, Barmer and Ajmer recorded 2.7 mm each, Sikar 2 mm, Jalore 3 mm and Karauli 3.5 mm of rainfall.

Jaipur meteorological center chief Radheshyam Sharma said there is a strong possibility of a new low pressure system forming on August 13 in the Bay of Bengal and adjacent areas. Thereafter, it is also likely to gradually move west through Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

He said that with the effect of this new low pressure system, rainy activity will increase again in most parts of the state from August 15. During August 15-16, there is a possibility of heavy rain in some places and very heavy rain in one or two places in the districts of Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur divisions. The rest of the divisions are also likely to receive moderate rains.

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First published on: 2022-08-13 at 07:44:31