Monsoon revives; heavy rain in parts of state

JAIPUR: Heavy to very heavy rainfall lashed many places, in the western and eastern parts of the state, on Sunday. The rainfall provided a much-needed relief to the farmers eyeing the sowing of Kharif crops. The intensity of the rainfall has made it clear that monsoon is not over just yet, despite being into its fourth spell. (Jodhpur) received a rainfall of 100 mm, the highest in the state.
Attributing the revival of the southwest monsoon in the state, to the active northerly winds that have became conducive, the Jaipur has predicted heavy rainfall at many places in the south-eastern parts of the state, in the next 24 hours.

Jaipurites woke up to a pleasant morning, followed by a sultry afternoon. However, the evening brought heavy showers, which were not scattered. Heavy rainfall drenched the city and resulted in waterlogging at many localities and prime roads in the city. On Sunday, Jaipur received an aggregate rainfall of nearly 40 mm. However, officials in the irrigation department said, that the rainfall ranged from 40 mm to 60 mm, and was highest of the season so far. More importantly, the rain was distributed across the city, in areas like Sikar road, Vidhyadhar Nagar, Nirman Nagar, Jhotwara, Vaishali Nagar, Sodala, Jawahar Nagar, , Bapu Nagar, Raja Park, among other areas.

Low-lying areas in the walled city and many other places in the city witnessed heavy waterlogging. In Jaipur, the rain lasted for almost an hour – high-intensity for the initial half-an-hour and drizzles for the rest.

Heavy rainfall was also received by many places in western and a few places in eastern Rajasthan. Rainfall varying from 10 mm to 100 mm, was recorded at many places in the state.

With the heavy rainfall, many places witnessed abrupt power cuts and the call centre of Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited was not functioning properly.

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