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JAIPUR: After continued heat wave conditions, mercury took a dip across the state on Saturday when majority of the places witnessed a drop of 4 to 5 °C.
The dip in mercury was result of hailstorm, overnight rainfall and dust storm. Kota remained hottest in the state where a maximum temperature of 42.0 °C was recorded, the Met report said.
Attributing the dip in the mercury to the active western disturbances and upper air cyclonic circulation, Jaipur Met office said that in the next couple of days hailstorm, dust storm and rainfall would occur at many places in the state. People in Jaipur woke up amid drizzles which guided the mercury to take a dip.
A minimum temperature of 21.6 °C, almost six degrees below normal was recorded in the city. It was followed by relatively pleasant afternoon as a maximum temperature of 35.2 °C was recorded. Throughout the day cold breeze continued across the city. In the evening, drizzling was witnessed at many places in city.