Monsoon arrives in Rajasthan

South-West monsoon on Thursday hit Rajasthan with several parts of the state receiving rainfall even as hot and humid conditions continue to make life unpleasant for people in the national capital. The monsoon hit several parts of Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota and Udaipur divisions in Rajasthan. Kota received the maximum rainfall of 57 mm, while Jaipur recorded 48 mm, Vanasthali 35 mm, Chittorgarh 20 mm, Dabok 14 mm and Ajmer 1 mm rainfall. However, there was no respite from sultry conditions for Delhiites as the brief intermittent monsoon showers the city witnessed last week failed to make a comeback. The maximum temperature hovered around 38.7 degree Celsius, while the minimum temperature was at 29.8 deg C. The humidity ranged between 76 per cent and 52 per cent, higher than yesterday's 74 per cent and 50 per cent, making Delhiites wilt. Meanwhile, some isolated places in Punjab and Haryana received showers, while there was drizzling in Chandigarh.
The MeT department forecast southwest monsoon to hit Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh by July 1. Cloudy conditions prevailed in most parts of Himachal Pradesh, causing a fall of two to three degree in the day temperature. Some areas also received moderate downpours. Mandi, Kangra and Hamirpur areas received downpours with Sujanpur Tira recording highest 66 mm rains, followed by Palampur 29.4 mm, Baijnath 26 mm and Mandi 23.7 mm. Paonta Sahib at maximum 39 deg C was the hottest place in the state, followed by Bhuntar at 35.3 deg C. The state capital Shimla remained engulfed in fog and received intermittent showers. It recorded a high of 23.4 deg C, a fall of two points from yesterday.