There is no respite in sight for Gujarat as far as rain is concerned, the Met department has warned, as an east-west trough above the state brought heavy rain to several districts in the state. On Tuesday, 57 talukas in 19 districts of the state received rain with the highest being recorded in Vagra in Bharuch with 79 mm.
IMD Gujarat director Jayanta Sarkar said that east and central Gujarat will receive rain in the coming days. “It will also move towards the Saurashtra region later. I think this is the highest rain we have received for the month of October in the last few years,” he added.
The Met department has warned of heavy rainfall in some districts of Gujarat and light to moderate thundershowers in all districts of the state.
Meanwhile, heavy rainfall was also recorded in Deesa, Amreli, Rajkot and Gandhinagar.
Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist at Sky Met, said that withdrawal of monsoon has been delayed considerably. “The withdrawal is expected to start around October 15. There is a low-pressure area circulation in central India and a low pressure area in Bay of Bengal which has blocked the north-westerly dry winds. The circulation has facilitated the easterly wind which is more humid, bringing rain to several areas across the country including Gujarat,” he said.
The state has so far received 143% (1145 mm) of its average 798 mm of rainfall.