Heavy Rainfall Batters Rajasthan: Met Department Issues Warning for More Downpours

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Jaipur, June 28, 2024 – In the last 24 hours, Rajasthan has experienced moderate to heavy rainfall, with significant downpours recorded in several regions. The Meteorological Department has forecasted continued heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coming days.

According to the Meteorological Center in Jaipur, the western Rajasthan region, particularly parts of the Jodhpur division, and eastern regions, including Bharatpur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Kota, and Jaipur divisions, have all reported moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied by thunder.

The highest rainfall was recorded in Marwar Junction (Pali) with 72 mm in western Rajasthan and Masuda (Ajmer) with 91.5 mm in eastern Rajasthan. Additional reports indicate that from Friday morning until 5:30 pm, Pilani received 51.4 mm, Jalore 31 mm, Kota 30.6 mm, Dabok (Udaipur) 10.8 mm, Chittorgarh 10 mm, and Mount Abu 8 mm.

The Jaipur Meteorological Center has issued a warning for heavy rains in parts of eastern Rajasthan from June 29 to July 2. Specifically, there is a high probability of heavy to very heavy rains in Bharatpur and Jaipur divisions during this period.

In weather-related incidents, Ganganagar emerged as the hottest location in the state on Friday, recording a maximum temperature of 41.3 degrees Celsius. Other significant locations experienced maximum temperatures ranging between 38.9 degrees Celsius to 26.4 degrees Celsius, with night temperatures ranging between 23 degrees Celsius to 31.2 degrees Celsius.

Tragically, the heavy rains led to a fatal incident in the Kotwali police station area of Jhunjhunu. Four individuals standing near an electric pole were caught in a current and swept away by the strong water flow. Local residents managed to rescue two of the individuals. However, one body was found a short distance away, identified as Jahangir (28), while another individual, Jagdish (29), was severely injured and has been transported to Jaipur for medical treatment.

In Jodhpur, a biker was also swept away by the strong currents near Chandpole but was saved by nearby bystanders.

As the region braces for further heavy rainfall, residents are advised to take necessary precautions and stay updated with the latest weather advisories from the Meteorological Department.

Delhi Magazine Team

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