The monsoon has finally covered all of Gujarat and almost every place in the state is receiving rain. The state has so far recorded 9.26 inches of rainfall which is an average of 27.69 per cent rainfall of the season.
Generally, Kutch remains at the top when it comes to the districts with the lowest rainfall. But this time the situation is different so far. Kutch has the highest rainfall of 51 per cent while East-Central Gujarat has the lowest rainfall of 16.19 per cent.
Kutch has on an average received a rainfall of 17.95 inches during the monsoon from 1992 to 2021, compared to 9.07 inches this year till now. Apart from this, Saurashtra received 36.06 per cent of the season’s rainfall, while South Gujarat received 30.86 per cent. Meanwhile, the rainfall is normal in North Gujarat and East Central Gujarat. North Gujarat has received 5.21 inches of rainfall, which is 18.42 per cent of the season while East Central Gujarat received 16.19 per cent of the season’s rainfall with 5.13 inches.
In terms of districts, Valsad has received the highest rainfall of 34.21 inches followed by Navsari with 26.37 inches and Surat with 21.37 inches. Gandhinagar and Dahod, on the other hand, recorded the lowest rainfall of the season with 3.38 inches of rainfall. As many as 12 talukas of Gujarat have received rainfall up to 1.96 inches, 69 talukas received the rainfall between 2 to 9.92 inches, 88 talukas received between 4.96 inches to 9.84 inches, 55 talukas between 9.88 to 19.68 and 27 talukas between 19.72 to 39.37 inches.
Gujarat had received only 14.66 per cent of the season’s rainfall with 4.84 inches till July 9 of the last year. Compared to which, more than double the rainfall of the last year has been recorded this time.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Gujarat, Ahmedabad is expected to receive heavy rainfall for the next three days. The weather forecasting department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Surat, Dang, Navsari, Valsad, Banaskantha, Patan, Kheda, Anand and Vadodara today on Sunday.