13 talukas get more than 100% rainfall

Bhachau,which receives an average rainfall of 381 mm of rains every year,has received 937 mm.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:September 29, 2013 3:57 am

This monsoon,more than 13 talukas have received over 100 per cent rainfall compared to their respective annual average. Eight of these talukas are in the two driest regions of Gujarat — Saurashtra and Kutch.

Four talukas of Kutch district — Mundra,Bhachau,Rapar and Anjar — that boast of the Great Rann and Little Rann have received over 100 per cent more rain. Bhachau,which receives an average rainfall of 381 mm of rains every year,has received 937 mm. In Saurashtra,talukas of Rajkot,Jamnagar,Khambhalia and Porbandar experienced more than 100 per cent rainfall. Khambhalia,which falls in the newly created Devbhumi Dwarka district,recorded the highest percentage increase in rainfall. The taluka normally receives 609 mm rainfall every year; it has received 1649 mm rainfall this monsoon.

Even north Gujarat districts have registered good rainfall. Radhanpur in Patan district and Deodar in Banaskanthat district have received over 100 per cent rains. In central Gujarat only Khambat has received over 100 per cent rains. Two talukas — Bharuch and Vagra — in south Gujarat received more than double the amount of rainfall they receive every year.

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