Heavy rains lashed Ahmedabad and adjoining areas on Sunday evening providing a much-required respite to citizens from the sultry weather conditions. The sultry weather condition was prevalent in the city due to a rise in atmospheric moisture.
The heavy rainfall that continued well past 6 pm resulted in water logging in several low-lying areas of the city. It also resulted in minor traffic snarls in major thoroughfares of the city. However, the situation improved as the intensity of rainfall decreased.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that monsoon was active in the state.
Apart from Ahmedabad, heavy rainfall was recorded in various parts of Gujarat. As per IMD, heavy rainfall was recorded at isolated places in south Gujarat districts such as Tapi, Dangs, Surat, Navsari and Bharuch. Also, rainfall was recorded at isolated places in north Gujarat and Saurashtra, and also at isolated places across Kutch in the last 12 hours ending 5.30 pm on Sunday.
Cloudy weather to prevail in Ahmedabad
The Met office has predicted continuance of partly cloudy weather during the next seven days, with chances of light to moderate rainfall on September 25. The maximum temperature in the city during this period will range between 33 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius.
Similarly, the minimum temperature in the city will remain between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius. The Met department has said that the maximum and minimum temperatures in the city and its adjoining areas will decline marginally as the week progresses.
Gujarat records 58 per cent surplus rain
As per the weather office, Gujarat has recorded 58 per cent surplus monsoonal rains during the period between June 1 and September 20 in 2020. While the long term average rainfall for Gujarat for this period is 668.2 mm, it has received 1,058 mm rainfall.
Notably, IMD considers four months—June, July, August and September—as monsoon. Due to good monsoonal rains, most of the water bodies in the state are full.
As far as Ahmedabad is concerned, the district has reported a shortage of 2 per cent rainfall this monsoon as compared to the long term average. While the long term average for Ahmedabad is 670 mm, it has reported 655.8 mm rainfall. However, the shortage will end if Sunday’s rainfall data, which is yet to be made available by IMD, is added to the total rainfall figure.
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