The average rainfall in Rajasthan in the month of June may have been above normal, but 19 out of the state’s 33 districts received below-normal downpour for this time of the year.
According to the Meteorological Centre in Jaipur, overall rainfall recorded in Rajasthan from June 1 to June 30 is 53.1 mm, which is six per cent higher than normal.
But, rainfall was not normal in many districts during this period, especially in east Rajasthan.
Normally, east Rajasthan records 66.7 mm rainfall in June, but the actual rainfall this time around was recorded at 56.7 mm, which is 15 per cent less.
On the contrary, the usually dry districts of western Rajasthan like Jaisalmer, Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Churu recorded 50.2 mm rainfall, which is 36 per cent more than the normal for June.
As per data issued by the weather office, 19 districts, including Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Kota, Tonk, Baran, Sirohi, Sikar, Sawai Madhopur, Bundi and Bharatpur, received below-normal rainfall during the month.
Among these districts, Bundi received 60 per cent less rainfall, Alwar 58 per cent and Kota 44 per cent.
Radheshyam Sharma, director of the Meteorological Centre, said the weather will be mainly dry in most parts of the state for the next four to five days because the monsoon is not moving further from where it was 11 days ago.
The department has said a heat wave is likely at isolated places in the districts of Bikaner, Bharatpur and Kota divisions during the next 48 hours.
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