After a week of scorching heat,temperature dipped across the state,thanks to the cloud cover through much of Monday. The Meteorology Department has forecast the sky over the state will remain cloudy for at least the next 24 hours. According to the Met Department,due to the prevailing southwesterly winds and presence of clouds mainly all over the state,citizens may get some relief from the summer heat.
From an average of above 42°C for much of last week,maximum temperature in Ahmedabad and Rajkot dropped to 40°C on Monday.
Other major cities also saw a drop in temperature with both Gandhinagar and Vadodara registering 39°C. In Kutch,Bhuj recorded a maximum temperature of 38°C while Kandla was slightly warmer by half a degree. Dwarka was the states coolest urban centre with just below 33ºC. However,it was humid in Dwarka and Okha with relative humidity at 77%. Surat,too,was humid at 70%.
Rajkot,Veraval and Bhavnagar experienced moderate breeze of about 25 km/hour,as did Kandla.