Rajasthan reels under severe cold; Mt Abu records 2 degrees Celsius

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Jaipur, Jan 8 (PTI) The winter is expected to become severe in Rajasthan in the coming days under the influence of a new western disturbance, a MeT official said on Friday.

He also said that rains are likely to occur in the state in the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a thick fog cover engulfed several areas of the state.

R S Sharma, regional director, Meteorological Centre, said with the activation of the fresh western disturbance, light to moderate rain is likely to occur in the districts of Kota, Bharatpur and Jaipur divisions in the next 24 hours.

Hailstorm is also likely to occur at a few places, he said.

The official said there is a possibility of dense fog at some places on January 9, adding that there will be cloudy weather and light rain at some places in Kota division on Saturday.

“After this, the minimum temperature will fall by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius from January 10, while on January 11-12, there will be cold wave in the northern parts of the state,” he said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 2 degrees Celsius in Mount Abu, the state's only hill station, Thursday night.

In plains, Jaisalmer recorded 4.5 degrees followed by Bikaner (4.8 degrees), Ganganagar (4.9 degrees), Churu (6.2 degrees), Phalodi (7.2 degrees), Barmer (8.2 degrees) and Pilani 8.5 degrees Celsius, the meteorological department said.