The city can expect another bout of light showers on Tuesday, as Ahmedabad battles deficit monsoon this year.
Ahmedabad reported heavy showers towards the evening on Janmashtami. Though it lasted for less than an hour, the city received 8 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.
Against the annual average rainfall of 795 mm, the city has so far received 318 mm of rainfall. It has so far received only 40% of its annual average rainfall. Ahmedabad district has recorded just 31.72% of its annual average rainfall.
In the district, Viramgam taluka recorded the most deficient rainfall as it has so far received only 18% of its annual average rainfall. Sanand has recorded the highest rainfall in terms of annual average as it has got 45% of the total annual average rainfall so far.
The rains had also resulted in 10 flights being either delayed or rescheduled due to the rains. Flights scheduled for Delhi and Chennai from the city were cancelled due to bad weather.
As for Gujarat, light to moderate showers is expected in almost all parts of the state. The active wet spell is likely to continue till September 5 with Saurashtra and South Gujarat getting heavy rainfall. Gujarat has so far recorded a 50% rain deficit.
Six of the state’s 33 districts have recorded heavily deficient rainfall indicating a deficiency of over 60% while the rest have recorded deficient rainfall.