Jaipur: People reeling under blistering
heat wave conditions for over a week in the state may get a
respite as the South-West Monsoon is likely to hit Rajasthan`s
southern part this weekend, a met official today said.
Monsoon got delayed by ten days due to temperature
gradient over Rajasthan, hot and high speed winds blowing from
Iran, Afganistan and Pakistan, Met Director R S Gupta said.
These hot and high speed winds were not allowing SW
monsoon lying currently in Gujarat to move further into the
southern parts of the desert state, he said.
Hot westerly winds also caused the mercury to rise
at all places creating blistering heat wave conditions with
the maximum temperature at most places standing between 45 and
48 degree C, he said.
However, after two-three days, the winds` impact would
reduce and moisture would flow with south-west monsoon
current, he said.
Overall the south-west monsoon getting a weak movement
over Maharashtra and Gujarat is leading to poor rains in the
state where the normal date of monsoon arrival is June 17/18,
However, due to local weather conditions, Eklera in
Jhalawar and Digod in Kota district recorded a maximum
rainfall up to 4 mm this morning, the director said.