JAIPUR: Several places in the state witnessed heavy dust storms and thundershowers on Tuesday. With the active dust storm and thundershowers the mercury took a dip across the state. Attributing it to the active upper air cyclonic circulation, the Jaipur Met office said that similar conditions will prevail in the state for the next 24 hours.
Many places in northern and eastern Rajasthan witnessed moderate rainfall and dust storm. However, the weather remained mainly dry in western Rajasthan. Bundi remained hottest in the state with a maximum temperature of 45.5 degrees Celsius.
Bundi was followed by Barmer, Bikaner and Churu where a maximum temperature of 44.5 degree Celsius each was recorded. Jaisalmer saw 44.2 degree Celsius, Kota 42.8, Jodhpur 42.3, Ajmer 42.0, Udaipur 41.5, Sriganganagar 41.3 and a maximum temperature of 40.2 degree Celsius was recorded in Pilani.
Ongoing spell of the dust storm and thundershowers has though guided the mercury to take a dip of almost 2 notches but it was not enough for many places where the average maximum temperature remained on or above 42.0 degree Celsius.
The Met office predicted dry weather in western Rajasthan for the next couple of days.