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September reduces deficit; Gujarat receives nearly 78% of annual rainfall

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Gandhinagar: The rain deficit in Gujarat year, which was around 50 per cent just three weeks ago has reduced to less than 22 per cent.

According to the rainfall report, the state had received 78.75 per cent of its average annual rainfall by 8 am on Wednesday.

The maximum rainfall, 89.80 per cent,  has been received by Saurashtra, followed by South Gujarat with 78.05 per cent, Kutch 77.12 per cent, East Central 71.29 per cent and North Gujarat 63.02 per cent.

The heavy rains in September have allayed a lot of concerns about water for drinking and irrigation. The huge rainfall deficit till August end had raised major concerns over availability of water in the later months of the year.

According to the Met department, the state is likely to receive rains over next five days. While some parts are expected to get light to moderate rains, heavy rains are likely at a few places.

Very heavy rain is likely in Panchmahals, Dahod, Vadodara and Chhota Udepur on Wednesday, according to the IMD.

Light to moderate rain is likely in Amreli, Bhavnagar, Gir Somnath and Kutch.

 

 

 

 

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