Monsoon in Gujarat has come with heavy rains, flood-like situations, falling trees, and blocked roads. Moreover, the drought-ridden Kutch received more than 100% rainfall in 2022. It resulted in averting the water crisis and alleviated the shortage of irrigation water for farmers.
So far, Gujarat has received 59.32% of rainfall with an average of 19.51 inches. On July 19, Ahmedabad witnessed mild to heavy sprinkles in various areas. Due to the rainy weather, the blue skies have turned black due to the rain clouds.
According to the Meteorological Department, Aravalli, Mahisagar, Sabarkantha, and Dahod will experience heavy showers on July 19. Further, the Meteo Department has also predicted more than one inch of rainfall in various areas of Ahmedabad, including Rakhiyal, Maninagar, Viratnagar, Gollimda, and Odhav.
Meanwhile, Aravalli is experiencing heavy floods due to which there is a long queue of vehicles on the Bhiloda-Shamalji Road.
In the last 24 hours, 137 talukas of Gujarat received heavy rains. During the hefty showers, four and a half inches of rain fell in Bodeli, three inches in Waghodia, two inches in Vadodara, and two inches in Sankheda. On the other hand, Tilakwada, Padra and Kaprada received more than two inches of rain.
Kutch and its surrounding regions have received more than 104% of rainfall for this season. Furthermore, Saurashtra got 57.77%, and the South and East Central parts of Gujarat got 74.17% each. While North Gujarat received 32.65% of rainfall, the all-over rains witnessed by Gujarat were 58%.
Although the intensity of rainfall plunged in Gujarat, the monsoon still prevails over the state. Gujarat will continue to witness sprinkles in all districts for the next five days, says the Meteo Department.
According to Manorama Mohanty, Ahmedabad Meteorological Department Director, the rain intensity will increase again after July 22. Meanwhile, scattered rains will persist in Ahmedabad.