The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the continuance of rainfall across Gujarat in the next 4-5 days. While heavy rainfall is predicted at isolated places in the state, light to moderate rainfall is also expected at many places, IMD said.
The rainfall is expected under the influence of a trough that runs from southeast Rajasthan. Rains are also expected under the influence of a cyclonic circulation associated with low pressure over the northwest Bay of Bengal.
Mercury in Ahmedabad
As per IMD, the maximum temperature in Ahmedabad till Saturday (August 15) will remain within 31-33 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature during this period will remain around 24-25 degrees Celsius.
Met officials said the city and its adjoining areas will witness a generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rainfall throughout the week. Also, by August 14, there are chances of thunderstorms with heavy rainfall. Meteorologists said the intensity of rainfall might increase by the end of the week.
Gujarat weather forecast
The IMD has predicted light to moderate rainfall in most places across Gujarat till Monday morning. By mid-week, the rainfall activity will again garner pace. As a result, heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places in south Gujarat districts.
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In fact, by the weekend, heavy rainfall is expected at various districts of Gujarat. These include Banaskantha, Patan, Mehsana, Sabarkantha, Gandhinagar and Aravalli. The other districts that will receive considerable rainfall at isolated places include Surat, Navsari, Valsad, Amreli and Bhavnagar.
Rainfall on Sunday
The highest rainfall of 82.5 mm was reported in Gandhinagar for the 24-hour period ending 8.30 am on Sunday. It is followed by Ahmedabad that reported 74.4 mm rainfall. Similarly, Surendranagar reported 40 mm rainfall during this period, whereas Surat reported 30.9 mm rainfall.
If the rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Sunday is considered, the highest rainfall of 27.4 mm was reported in Deesa. It is followed by 22 mm in Gandhinagar, whereas Ahmedabad reported 9.8 mm rainfall.
Gujarat surpasses normal rainfall
As per IMD, the long-term average rainfall for Gujarat for the period between June 1 and August 9 is 426.8 mm. So far, the state has received 450.2 mm rainfall. As far as Ahmedabad is concerned, the rainfall deficiency still stands at 17 per cent. While the long-term average for the district is 383.3 mm, it has so far received 319.2 mm.
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