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Rainfall, cloudy sky to continue in Gujarat


The Met office has predicted chances of light to moderate rainfall during the next 4-5 days in various parts of Gujarat, including Ahmedabad. The rainfall is expected to keep the mercury under check, with the maximum temperature likely to remain within 34 degrees Celsius.

The weather office has clarified that monsoon is active over Gujarat. It has predicted rains under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining south Gujarat. This apart, there is a trough line from southwest Uttar Pradesh to the cyclonic circulation over northeast Arabian Sea that will also bring in rains to Gujarat.

Weather forecast for Ahmedabad

As per India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) weather forecast, Ahmedabad and its adjoining areas will witness a generally cloudy sky during the next week. The IMD has also predicted light to moderate rains till Thursday. Similarly, rainfall is likely to happen during the next weekend as well.

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Due to the rains the temperature in Ahmedabad is likely to remain between 32-34 degrees Celsius, with minor fluctuations. Due to the cloudy sky conditions and rainfall, the minimum temperature in the city is likely to be around 26 degrees Celsius.

Weather forecast for Gujarat

Under the influence of the prevailing weather systems, the Saurashtra region of Gujarat is witnessing moderate to heavy rainfall. The weather office has predicted more rains in the Saurashtra and south Gujarat region during the next week. Districts under north Gujarat are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall at isolated places.

Meanwhile, Dwarka on Sunday recorded the highest rainfall of 47.1 mm in the period between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. It is followed by Porbandar that recorded 16.2 mm and Veraval that recorded 8.7 mm.

Status of monsoonal rains in Gujarat

Gujarat has recorded 58 per cent surplus rainfall during the period between June 1 and September 13. While the long-term average rainfall for the state during this period is 645.8 mm, Gujarat has recorded 1,022.3 mm.

Majority of the districts have recorded surplus rainfall, with a few exceptions. The exceptions include the districts of Dahod, Dangs, Mahisagar, Panchmahals, Vadodara and Valsad.

As far as Ahmedabad is concerned, it has received just 1 per cent surplus rainfall that the long-term average of 651.8 mm.


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