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Winter just around the corner in Rajasthan, mercury dips

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The Times Of India
06th October, 2019 04:23 IST

Jaipur: Winter has begun creeping into the state with the lowering of the humidity levels and change in the direction of winds. Despite the presence of monsoon in some parts of the state, there is a continued dip in the humidity level and in minimum temperatures. Many places across the state have started witnessing its minimum temperatures below 24 degree Celsius.

Mild to moderate showers were witnessed at Karuali, Alwar and some other parts of the state on Saturday, but there has been a continued dip in the minimum temperatures. The temperatures which were around 26 to 28 degree Celsius have now come down to 22 degree Celsius to 23 degree Celsius across the state.

People in Jaipur woke up to a nippy morning as a minimum temperature of 21.5 degree Celsius, almost 3 degrees below the normal notch. Likewise, a maximum temperature of 32.3 degree Celsius, almost three degrees below the normal notch was witnessed in the afternoon. “The humidity levels which were above 95% in Jaipur have now come down to 88%. It will further dip and bring change in the climatic conditions of Jaipur,” said an officer of the Jaipur met office.

Churu that generally becomes yardstick to measure weather conditions was coldest in the state where a minimum temperature of 19.8% Celsius was recorded.

“Ideally to declare the complete onset of winters minimum temepratures on or below 15 degree Celsius are needed. In past one week the minimum temperatures are showing downward swing. It appears that from October 10 onwards many places in the state will saw its minimum temperatures on or below 15 degree Celsius,” said an officer. Meanwhile, mild to moderate showers varying from 40 mm to 10 mm were witnessed in the outskirts of Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli and Dausa districts of the state.

The withdrawal of monsoon is also evident at the districts including Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Pratapgarh, Kota, Jhalawar, Baran and Bundi where no rainfall was witnessed in the past three days.

In its forecast Jaipur met office said that mild showers would be witnessed at some of the isolated places across the state while the temperatures will further dip in the state.

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