Characteristics of short period rainfall in Gujarat
Keywords:Weekly rainfall, Gujarat
Weekly rainfall of 30-70 years for one station in each of fifteen districts in the dry land tract of Gujarat State has been studied. The assured amounts of rainfall that may be expected to be exceeded in 30 and 50 percent of the years are shown. The distribution of dry and wet weeks during the monsoon season has been examined. In general number of wet weeks varies from two to twelve in each year during the monsoon season and the remaining are dry weeks. The average number of wet weeks increases as we proceed from west to east. The mean length of a wet spell also increases from two weeks at Bhuj to three weeks at Dohad. Mean length of a dry spell in monsoon varies from three to two weeks.
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