Mercury dips by 7 degrees in Ahmedabad as western disturbance causes rainfall across Gujarat

Good morning friends.  There was a rainfall across Gujarat.  In some part of the city it is useful especially to farmers as they need water.  But in other part it’s not much in use. 

Temperature in Ahmedabad dropped by around 7 degrees Celsius following rainfall today morning. It remained cloudy all over the state. Ahmedabad city registered 1.5 mm rainfall in the morning.

The Meteorological Department, however, termed it a routine development. The atmospheric change is a result of the western disturbance’ passing through northern India, it said, adding that the weather will return to normal by Monday and the cloudy skies will be replaced by sunny weather conditions. “It is a normal development in winter owing to the western disturbance, which causes isolated rainfall in the state. By Monday, things will come to normal and the clouds will clear up,” said Kamaljit Ray, Director, Meteorological Department, Ahmedabad.

Meanwhile, a cold wave, coupled with scattered showers, claimed one life in the Palitana town of the Saurashtra-Kutch region. The deceased, Motilal Kumbhar from Rajasthan, worked as a construction laborer, the Bhavnagar police said.

Almost all parts of Saurashtra-Kutch remained cloudy even as many parts experienced untimely showers in the last 24 hours. The average minimum temperature in the region remained between 11 and 15 degrees Celsius, while the moisture content was between 50 and 60 per cent. Rajkot city also experienced scattered showers in the early hours of Sunday. Unfavorable climatic conditions forced many residents of Rajkot to remain indoors as the roads and markets wore a deserted look. Parts of Rajkot district including Wankaner and Jasdan also received drizzles.

The city of Bhuj in Kutch also experienced rains late on Saturday night. Naliya taluka in the district recorded the lowest temperature in the region at 11 degrees Celsius. Villages in Chotila, Hadwad, Wadhwan and Dhrangadhra talukas in Surendranagar district also received rainfall. In Jamnagar district, parts of Khambhadia and Lalpur also received showers.

Central Gujarat too witnessed a sharp fall in temperature, although rainfall was not recorded in Bharuch, Vadodara and Narmada districts. The Met Department said rainfall in the region was negligible.

In Vadodara, the temperature fell by at least 5 degrees below normal. The maximum temperature recorded on Sunday was 24 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 15.2 degrees Celsius. The drop in temperature was a welcome break for the residents of Vadodara though. Large crowds were seen thronging city park such as Sayajibaug in the afternoon.

The rainfall has, however, left the cotton farmers in Bharuch district a worried lot.  – Indian Express

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