Gujarat crosses 146% rain mark, third highest in any one year in last three decades

Gandhinagar: Rain in Gujarat has crossed 146% mark which in volume terms is third highest in any one year in the last 30 years.

Of this over 9% of the rain has been recorded during non-monsoon season of this year; almost 5 percent before arrival of monsoon in mid June due to the impact of cyclone Vayu and over 4 % so far after the withdrawal of monsoon under the impact of cyclone Kyarr and Maha and a cyclonic circulation under the influence of which the state is experiencing light to moderate rain currently.

According to official information received from the Gujarat relief commissioner office the state has till 8 am today morning received 146.04% rain which in volume terms was 1191.72 mm.

This is third highest rain figure in the state in any year in the last 3 decades. The record of highest rain of 1245 mm is of 1994 and the second highest in this regard is year 2006 when a total of 1223 mm of rain was recorded.

Notably, the South West Monsoon, that had arrived in the state almost 10 days late on June 25 had withdrawn completely by October 14 after 141.98% rain recorded till then this year.

Due to excess rain the state has also seen extensive damage to the Kharif crops for which the government has also announced a compensation package of Rs 700 crores.


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