The state of Rajasthan has seen the return of some winter chill in the past couple of days. Many places are now seeing both day and night temperatures below normal. The MeT department has predicted cold wave and rain in Rajasthan. However, now there will be further marginal fall in temperatures till tomorrow, as northerly cold winds will continue.
According to the weather forecast, from January 18, winds will change direction and will start blowing from southeast direction and temperatures will once again start increasing and may become above normal. Thus, resulting in abatement of cold wave conditions from Rajasthan.
Further, January 20 onward, light rain is expected to commence over the northern districts, in wake of the active Western Disturbance over the Western Himalayas, which will also induce a cyclonic circulation over Central Pakistan and adjoining North Rajasthan.
Gradually rain intensity and spread will increase, and off light rains to occur over parts of the state till January 21. On January 22 and 23, even the central and western districts of Rajasthan such as Bikaner, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer will also observe spell of light rain and thundershower activities.
However, the rest of the southern districts such as Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Kota, and Pratapgarh will remain mainly dry.