Heavy rains in parts of Rajasthan

Jaipur:The southwest monsoon advanced into more parts of south Rajasthan, leading to heavy showers at several places in Ajmer.

A fresh spell of rains drenched a few places in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Kota.

Barmer recorded 64 mm of rainfall, Pilani 20 mm, Churu 5.6 mm, Dabok 3 mm and Bikaner 2 mm.

Nasirabad gauged 15 cm of precipitation, Fatehgarh and Balotra 7 cm each, Khetri and Srinagar 6 cm each, Kolayat, Desuri, Kishangarh and Manohar Thana 5 cm.

Back-to-back rains have led to a significant drop in the maximum temperature in the desert state, where the mercury normally soars up to 48 degrees Celsius in June.

Most of the places in the state recorded their respective maximums in the mid-30s today.

Bikaner had a high of 37.5 degrees Celsius, Churu and Jaisalmer 37.2, Ganganagar 36, Jaipur 35.2 and Kota 34.2.

The MeT department has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state over the next 24 hours.