This year, the official monsoon arrived in Gujarat on Monday, June 13, which is two days earlier than the scheduled date of June 15. “The southwest monsoon entered Gujarat on Monday. Generally, the expected date of the arrival of monsoon in the state is June 15,” said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) head, Gujarat Manorama Mohanty said.
The northmost limit of the southwest monsoon is passing through Diu and Surat and the conditions are in favor hence the monsoon will further advance in the other regions of the state.
According to the statement issued by IMD on Monday, several parts of Gujarat are expected to receive rainfall and thunderstorm for the coming five days. Some regions in every district of the state and the Union Territory of Diu, Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli are expected to receive light to moderate rain and thundershowers. Also, the fisherman in Saurashtra and Kutch regions are warned in the state to not venture into the sea till June 17.
Isolated places in Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, Gandhinagar, Kutch, Mehsana, Navsari, Saurashtra, Surat, Vapi and Valsad districts of Gujarat are expected to receive rain for the coming two days.
This onset of monsoon on Monday brought a fall in maximum temperature across the state, giving respite to the citizens from the scorching heat. With a maximum temperature of 40 Degrees Celsius, Kandla was reported to be the hottest place and also the only district in Gujarat to record a maximum temperature of 40 Degrees Celsius on Monday. Meanwhile, with a maximum of 34.7 Degrees Celsius on Monday, Ahmedabad reported a 5.3 Degrees Celsius lower than the maximum temperature recorded in the city on Sunday.