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Gujarat’s rainfall shortage surges to 48%, 57% less rain in Ahmedabad

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Gujarat has reported a 48% shortage in monsoonal rain this year for the period between June 1 and August 16 compared to the long period average. The state has received 257.8 mm rainfall during this period compared to the long period average of 498.7 mm. Notably, the Met office considers the rainfall during the period between June 1 and September 20 as monsoonal rain.

Situation in Ahmedabad

As far as Ahmedabad is concerned, the rainfall shortage is 57%, whereas Gandhinagar has a shortage of 66% compared to the long period average. Ahmedabad has so far received 200.7 mm rainfall compared to the long period average of 472.2 mm. Similarly, Gandhinagar has received 177 mm rainfall compared to the long period average of 520.7 mm.

 The rainfall deficiency is 56% in Vadodara that has received only 277.3 mm till August 16 against a long period average of 624.3 mm.  Rajkot received 254.5 mm rainfall against 437.2 mm—a shortage of 42%. Surat has reported a shortage of 39% after receiving 588.4 mm rainfall compared to the long period average of 966.3 mm.

Maximum shortage

A maximum shortage of 66% has been reported from two districts—Devbhoomi Dwarka and Gandhinagar. They are followed by Aravalli that has reported a shortage of 65% and Surendranagar 62%. There is not a single district in Gujarat that has received normal rainfall in 2021.

Rainfall prediction

Meanwhile, the Met office has predicted a generally cloudy sky for Ahmedabad and adjoining areas with chances of rainfall. The weather office has said that the maximum temperature in the capital will remain confined to 35-26 degrees Celsius whereas the minimum temperature is expected to hover around 26-27degrees Celsius. The Met office has also said that it will rain in Ahmedabad on August 20 and 21. Rainfall is also expected in the Saurashtra and Kutch region between August 21 and 23.

 

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