It has been raining intermittently since last night in many districts of Rajasthan including capital Jaipur. The department estimates that five divisions of the state, Udaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Bharatpur and Jaipur, will see monsoon activity for the next 3 days and heavy rains may occur at many places till July 12.
According to the Met Department, 20 districts of the state including Banswara, Dungarpur, Pratapgarh, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Nagaur, Jaipur, Alwar and Bharatpur were drenched with rain during this period. Tracks at railway stations in Sikar and Ajmer were submerged in water. Due to heavy rains in Mount Abu, the water level of West Banas Dam increased.
As per the meteorologists, the trough line of monsoon is passing through the middle of Rajasthan towards Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh, going straight towards the Bay of Bengal. The system is also active over Rajasthan. Apart from this, moisture is coming from both the sides. Because of this, it is raining heavily in many parts of the state.
Five people died during seven hours of rain
Due to extremely heavy rains, five people died during seven hours. A 50-year-old man was killed by lightning in Mungana village of Pratapgarh district, while a 16-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy were killed in Mangliyawas and Mankhand in Ajmer district. Jaipur and Alwar have also reported one death each due to rain-related accidents.
Torrential rains in many districts
Jaipur, Tonk, Sikar, Pali, Karauli, Ajmer and Jalore also received rainfall more than 4 inches at many places.
Tracks at railway stations in Sikar and Ajmer were submerged in water. Due to heavy rains in Mount Abu, the water level of West Banas Dam increased. The maximum rainfall recorded in Mount Abu is more than 9 inches. It has been raining continuously in Mount Abu since late last evening.
The Jaipur Meteorological Center has predicted heavy rains in 11 cities. Most of the districts in this are from eastern and southern Rajasthan. Moderate to heavy rain is expected in Alwar, Banswara, Bharatpur, Baran, Dausa, Dhaulpur, Dungarpur, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Sirohi and Udaipur.
Heavy rain may occur in Baran, Bundi, Dungarpur, Jhalawar, Kota, Pratapgarh and Sawai Madhopur on July 11.