Rain deficiency in Gujarat and Rajasthan was more than 80% in the month of August. Statistically, West Rajasthan still has a surplus of 31% and East Rajasthan has a deficiency of just 10%. This is due to rain activities in the month of June and July. A prolonged dry spell in the month of August has already damaged the crops. Similarly, Saurashtra and Kutch is surplus by 39%. The story is the same.
Farmers of both States were longing for rainfall. The last week of August and the first week of September were very crucial for farmers. As most of the districts in Gujarat and Rajasthan are rain-dependent, therefore, the dry spell of the last 15 days has almost damaged more than 50% of crops in both States.
The guar and pulses are ready for harvesting in Rajasthan. The upcoming rainfall will certainly do more damage than benefit. Similarly, it is harvesting time for Gujarat.
The well-marked low-pressure area is over central parts of Madhya Pradesh. It is moving over southeast Rajasthan and adjoining parts of North Gujarat. Rain activities have already commenced over these areas. We now expect, heavy to very heavy rain over southeast Rajasthan and East Gujarat during the next two days. Kota, Baran, Jhalawar, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Pratapgarh, Banswara, Dungarpur, Udaipur, Rajsamand and Sirohi district in Rajasthan may experience heavy rainfall.
Eastern districts of Gujarat such as Dahod, Mahisagar, Gandhinagar, Sabarkantha, Palampur, Banaskantha, Mehsana, panch mahal, Kheda, Ahmedabad, Patan, Chhota Udaipur, Vadodara, Narmada, Bharuch, and Anand may witness heavy rain.