Gujarat weather shows two distinctive traits. In the northern region, Gujarat weather is marked by a dry and arid climate; whereas in the south, one can find a moist weather owing to the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Cambay.
Normally, the Gujarat weather is divided into four major seasons:
- The winter season (November - February)
- The summer season (March - May)
- The monsoon season (June - September), and
- The autumn season (October)
The monsoon is, indeed, a characteristic feature of the Gujarat weather because the other parts of the western India is devoid of any rainfall. Studying the geography of Gujarat, one can find that the rainfall in Gujarat varies from place to place - the average rainfall varies from 33 to 152 centimeters. The northern region receives a rainfall ranging from 51 to 102 centimeters; whereas the southern region receives 76 to 152 centimeters of rainfall.
Rainfall in the southern regions of Saurashtra and the Gulf of Cambay is low compared to the other parts of Gujarat. The arid regions around the Rann of Kutch faces an acute scarcity of water, due to lack of rainfall in these areas.
Therefore, it is evident that the Gujarat weather has its own distinct characteristics and is unique in its own way!
Last Updated on : 30 September 2011