Gujarat has reported 28 per cent more rainfall in monsoon this year as against the long-term average. While the average rainfall for the period between June 1 and August 16 is 472.2 mm, Gujarat has already recorded 604.9 mm rainfall.
However, Ahmedabad still has a shortage of 3 per cent rainfall as compared to the long-term average of 430.2 mm. Ahmedabad has recorded an actual rainfall of 416.3 mm during this year’s monsoon.
Heavy rainfall forecast
Various districts of Gujarat are likely to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall during the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted.
The rainfall is expected under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over south Gujarat region and neighbourhood. The rainfall is also expected under the influence of a low pressure area over south Jharkhand with associated cyclonic circulation.
As per the IMD forecast, heavy rainfall at isolated places is expected in the north Gujarat region, especially around Anand, on Tuesday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also expected in Banaskantha and Patan. Heavy downpour is also expected in Surendranagar and Morbi. The rainfall is expected to continue in the north Gujarat region in the next 72 hours.
Ahmedabad to witness cloudy sky and moderate rain
So far as Ahmedabad and the adjoining areas are concerned, the city will continue to enjoy a generally cloudy sky. The weather office has predicted moderate rainfall in the city till Wednesday, whereas light rainfall has been predicted on Thursday.
The city’s mercury is expected to fluctuate by 1-2 degrees Celsius, with the maximum temperature likely to be around 32 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in the city is expected to be around 26 degrees Celsius throughout the week.
Highest rainfall at Kandla Port
As far as rainfall is concerned, the highest rainfall of 45.6 mm has been reported in Kandla Port during the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am Sunday. It is followed by Vadodara’s 44.4 mm rainfall and Amreli’s 42.6 mm rainfall.
Interestingly, Kandla recorded the highest rainfall of 18.5 mm during the period between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Sunday. It is followed by Deesa with 15.8 mm rainfall and Rajkot with 10.8 mm rainfall. Ahmedabad has recorded only 2.1 mm rainfall during this period.
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