''Orange Alert'' In Rajasthan; Heavy Rainfall Expected: Weather Department

The Meteorological department has issued an ''Orange Alert'' for heavy rains in many districts of Rajasthan on Friday.

''Orange Alert'' In Rajasthan; Heavy Rainfall Expected: Weather Department

An ''Orange Alert'' issued has been issued Rajasthan. (Representational)

Jaipur:

The Meteorological department has issued an ''Orange Alert'' for heavy rains in many districts of Rajasthan on Friday.

The active southwest monsoon will gain more intensity in the coming days due to which heavy to very heavy rain in Nagaur, Sikar and Ajmer districts is likely on Friday, it said.

Heavy rain is also expected in Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Tonk, Kota, Bhilwara, Baran, Churu and Jhalawar districts, it added.

In last 24 hours, heavy rainfall was recorded in Bari, Rajkheda and Baseri of Dholpur district. Bari (Dholpur) recorded the highest 85 mm rain followed by 70 mm in Karauli, 40 mm in Bharatpur tehsil and 30 mm in Kotkasim of Alwar. Jaipur recorded 3.3 mm during the period, it said.

An orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm.