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Torrential Monsoon rains lash rain deficit Gujarat

July 31, 2016 9:39 AM |

Torrential Monsoon rains lash rain deficit GujaratThe state of Gujarat has been receiving light on and off rainfall since the onset of the Southwest Monsoon. However, heavy rains have remained out of sight. In fact, for the past few days, the region hasn’t witnessed any significant rainfall activity.

Looks like rain gods have finally shown some pity over Gujarat and bestowed a great deal of kindness on the residents of the state. Torrential Monsoon rains have made a comeback over the state of Gujarat with many areas receiving very heavy rains.

Since yesterday, many areas have begun to receive good Monsoon rains with isolated places even recording rainfall in three digits. For instance, Veraval has witnessed a whopping 107 mm of rainfall in 24 hours.

During the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Saturday, Rajkot recorded a good 94 mm of rain followed by Vadodara where 79 mm of rainfall was received. Other areas to have observed good rains include Surat 45 mm, Porbandar 14 mm, Ahmedabad 9 mm, Okha 3 mm and Dwarka 1 mm.

These rains can be attributed to the upper air cyclonic circulation which is currently over North Gujarat and adjoining South Rajasthan. During the next 24 hours, parts of Gujarat will continue to receive light to moderate rains.

At present, both Gujarat and the Saurashtra and Kutch region are observing rainfall deficiency. While Gujarat region is 41 percent rainfall deficient, the Saurashtra and Kutch region are observing a rainfall deficiency of a whopping 52 percent. This spell of rain may be able to help Gujarat in reducing some of the deficiency.

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