Churu on the plains recorded a low of minus one degree Celsius on Sunday night as against previous night's minus 0.5 degree Celsius, a report from the Meteorological department said.

Besides, Pilani and Mount Abu's minimum temperature was nearing freezing point, 0.5 and 1.0 degree Celsius respectively, affecting the civic water supply which got frozen.

The influx of tourists in Mount Abu on the eve of the New Year has also been partially affected due to the cold with icy flakes forming on the surface of Nakki Lake.

Hadoti region covering Kota, Anta, Baran, and Bundi received scattered rains this morning as a fresh western disturbance hit the eastern parts of the state.

Meanwhile, according to a state agriculture department official, rainy season would be beneficial to the standing rabi crops specially wheat and mustard.

The minimum temperature in rest of the state was less than 10.4 degree Celsius with intense cold wave conditions sweeping across the state.

No major respite from icy winds is expected in the next 24 hours in the state as inclement weather (cold and rains) would continue to sweep north-eastern parts of the state, a forecast from MeT Department said.


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