In a season’s first, Ahmedabad reported a maximum temperature of 0.5 degrees lower than that of the normal temperature. With 41.2 Degrees Celsius, the city people experienced a little respite from the scorching heat but still remained the hottest place in Gujarat on Monday. Moreover, the atmosphere in the state remained cloudy with gusty winds and a breezy atmosphere, which is due to the low-pressure area over the regions of Rajasthan.
Apart from Ahmedabad, only two other places in the state recorded a maximum temperature of more than 40 Degrees Celsius. The second hottest place was reported in Bhavnagar with a maximum of 40.2 Degrees Celsius temperature and was followed by Surendranagar with a maximum temperature of 40 Degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala and Karnataka received pre-monsoon rainfall as a result of western disturbance on Monday and the atmosphere in Gujarat too remained cloudy throughout the day. However, pre-monsoon showers/rainfall is not expected in Gujarat for this week at least and the cloudy atmosphere will continue to prevail in the state, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) stated in its statement.
“The rain in northern parts of India is due to western disturbance. An induced low-pressure area over the North West Rajasthan has resulted in cloudy weather over the majority of regions in Gujarat which will continue for the next couple of days. Gujarat is likely to receive no rain for the next few days,” informed IMD head, Gujarat Manorama Mohanty.
Notably, the weather forecasting department has predicted that the onset of monsoon in Kerala is likely to be earlier by five days this year. In comparison to every year’s monsoon onset on June 1, this year the monsoon is expected to set in by May 27 in Kerala, added the IMD.