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Monsoon rains in Kutch improve rainfall deficiency

August 8, 2016 8:14 AM |

Heavy Monsoon rains in Kutch improve rainfall deficiencyThe month of July had ended on a highly deficit note for the entire state of Gujarat. So much so that the Gujarat region was witnessing the highest rainfall deficiency in the entire country. However, the month of August has so far brought good news only.

The last few days have been good enough for the state of Gujarat as a whole and the individual performances of sub-divisions and districts have also improved significantly. In fact, the state of Gujarat is at present rain deficient by 25 percent and more rainy spells will only improve the deficiency.

The Kutch region which was reeling under high rainfall deficiency has also witnessed some improvement. The last few days have been good in terms of Monsoon rains. During the last 21 hours, Bhuj recorded 57 mm of rainfall, Okha 73 mm, and Dwarka 32 mm.

Other areas of Gujarat have also received scattered Monsoon rains during this period including Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Surat.

A cyclonic circulation lingering over South Pakistan adjoining South Rajasthan and the Kutch region along with the feeble off shore trough running from Coastal Gujarat to Goa coast have been responsible in giving rains over the region.

Due to good rains over Kutch, the rainfall deficiency over Saurashtra and Kutch region has come down to 14 percent, which falls under the normal rainfall category. In the coming days, the rainfall deficiency will only improve. The region may receive some rainfall activity during the next 24 hours as well as the weather system is likely to persist.

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