JAIPUR: Rajasthan is expected to see a four-day heatwave as per the weather department estimation. The Indian Metological Department has issued a severe heat warning for Rajasthan's Eastern and Western belts this week, i.e, from Tuesday to Friday.
While cities such as Bharatpur, Jhunjhunu, and Karauli would be most affected in Eastern Rajasthan, cities such as Barmer, Jodhpur, Churu, and Jaisalmer will be hit in Western Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, temperatures in various sections of the state have stayed above normal in the last 24 hours, with nearly all districts touching and crossing the 40-degree mark in all divisions.
Barmer, in western Rajasthan, had a maximum temperature of 43.9 degrees Celsius, while Dungarpur, in eastern Rajasthan, had 43.2 degrees, Jaisalmer, 43.4 degrees, Banswara and Churu, both 43 degrees, Bundi, 42.8 degrees, and Bikaner, 43.2 degrees.
On Tuesday, the Metrological Department issued a warning for thunderstorms/light rain/lightning/dust storms/sudden strong winds (expected wind speed 30- 40 km/h starting at 2 p.m. and continuing for the next two to three hours) in Jaipur (North), Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Alwar, and Bharatpur districts, as well as nearby areas.