Ahmedabad is situated on the coasts of river Sabarmati in north-central Gujarat and sprawls on an area of 464 km2 (179 sq mi). The river dries up in the summers and it eventually makes the land in the city dry and sandy. The city is also home to two lakes, Kankaria and Vastrapur.
The climate of Ahmedabad is expounded as hot and semi-arid weather and the city is known receive marginally less rain in comparison with what a tropical savanna climate should receive. The three prime seasons of the city are summer, monsoon and winter, and all the seasons are dry except the monsoon season. Ahmedabad also experiences a humid climate from mid-June to mid-September and the average rainfall amounts to about 800 millimetres (31 in) annually.