The monsoon was in active phase over central and western India, and central parts recieved 67% above normal rainfall during the last week. And, the "red" areas from the west and south have vanished, replaced by the "normal" blue regions.
Much of the west and south now portrays a better picture and is in an improved situation.
Overall deficit is reduced to -26%. An organised system appearing after a gap of 5 weeks helped improve the situation.
But, all this, not before unloading exceptionally heavy rains in Gujarat on Wednessday/Thursday. Unbelievable rain figures from Gujarat such as Mangrol-61, Veraval-50, Porbandhar, Dahanu-44 each, Maliya-42, Sutarpada-32, Vanthali, Bhanvad-21 each, Umargaon-20, Keshod, Lalpur, Dhoraji-19 each (all in cms), show the extreme intensity of the cloudbursts.
On monitoring this development, we shall be able to guage the next course of rainfall activity.