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Above normal rainfall in Rajasthan this monsoon

india Updated: Aug 24, 2010 13:05 IST

Many districts of Rajasthan, including the desert region, have recorded above normal rainfall this season.

On an average, west region of the state, comprising Bikaner and Jodhpur divisions, receives 195 mm rainfall but this year till date it has recorded 336 mm rainfall which is 72 per cent above normal, Met officials said on Tuesday.

Jaisalmer district received maximum rainfall so far recording 163 per cent above normal followed by Barmer which has recorded 108 per cent above normal rainfall.

In East region, comprising Ajmer, Kota, Udaipur and Jaipur divisions, rainfall is 3 per cent above normal.

The state's capital city has recorded 28 per cent above normal rains.

Twelve districts - Banswara, Baran, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Dholpur, Doongerpur, Jhalawar, Karauli, Kota, Pratapgarh and Sawaimadhopur - have recorded less than average rainfall.

Baran and Jhalawar received 33 per cent below normal rainfall, and Banswara recorded 32 per cent, they said.

Meanwhile, Vansathali, Sawaimadhopur, Pilani and Jaipur recorded 111.4, 41, 31.2 and 13.7 mm rainfall respectively till this morning since Monday.

Several other places, including Ajmer, Sikar, Kota, Rawatbhata, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Churu and Gangangar recorded 11.4 mm to 5 mm rainfall.

Met has predicted very heavy rainfall in parts of Eastern region of the state.