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Biparjoy effect: Gujarat gets 19% of seasonal rainfall within a week

Gujarat received 19% of seasonal rainfall, whereas Saurashtra-Kutch got 39% of rains in a matter of one week from June 11 to 18

Biparjoy effect: Gujarat gets 19% of seasonal rainfall within a week
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While June accounts for 10-15% of the seasonal rainfall for Gujarat, cyclone Biparjoy gave a major kickstart to monsoon season for the state.

Gujarat received 19% of seasonal rainfall, whereas Saurashtra-Kutch got 39% of rains in a matter of one week from June 11 to 18.

Manorama Mohanty, the head of India Meteorological Department (IMD) Gujarat, said that very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy brought in a lot of rainfall before, during and after the landfall especially in areas such as Kutch, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Patan and Jamnagar.

As of Monday, the state has received 18.7% of rainfall, whereas Saurashtra-Kutch region has received 38.8% of seasonal rains.

It's a role reversal of sorts for the regions. IMD data indicated that all the districts in south Gujarat are in deficit, whereas majority parts of Kutch and Saurashtra have received excessive rainfall. Traditionally, monsoon enters from south Gujarat and then gradually covers the entire state. South Gujarat also traditionally receives maximum rainfall.

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