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Finally! Monsoons bring relief to south, central Gujarat

The weather department predicts that widespread but light to moderate rains are likely across the state till Sunday.

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The onset of the monsoon in Gujarat has brought relief to south Gujarat and Saurashtra as well as some parts of central Gujarat, according to a report of the state government. The weather department predicts that widespread but light to moderate rains are likely across the state till Sunday.

According to the report of State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC), 53 talukas witnessed rains upto 6:00 pm on Wednesday. These are mostly in south Gujarat and Saurashtra. Jambughoda topped with 71 mm rains followed by Una (60 mm), Palitana (60 mm), Gondal (51 mm), Babra (42 mm) and Visavadar (40 mm).

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that winds bearing rains are active over Gujarat.

Parts of Ahmedabad city also witnessed showers on Wednesday evening, which is expected to  continue till Thursday. Cloudy skies are expected from Friday onwards. The city recorded maximum temperature of 35 degree Celsius, which is two degrees below average, while the minimum temperature stood at 28.1 degree Celsius.

Till Wednesday morning the state had received 66.58 mm rains, just over eight per cent of its 30-year average of 816 mm rains.

“In the 24 hours till Wednesday morning, as many as 30 talukas, mainly from south Gujarat and Saurashtra regions, received more than 25 mm rainfall, while 147 other talukas got notable rainfall,” data provided by the SEOC revealed. Mendarda taluka of Junagadh district received maximum rainfall of 90 mm in the day, it said.

Bharuch, Narmada and Tapi districts in south Gujarat, and Ahmedabad, Anand and Vadodara in east-central zone also received notable rainfall from yesterday till Wednesday morning, it added.

The IMD forecasted light to moderate rainfall in Chhota Udepur, Anand, Kheda, Vadodara, Navsari, Valsad and Surat districts, as well as in the districts of Saurashtra region, namely Amreli, Gir Somnath, Bhavnagar, Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli for another five days.

The IMD also said that the upper air cyclonic circulation over Gujarat region and adjoining areas of north Madhya Pradesh, west Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra became less marked. There is no warning of heavy rainfall in any parts of the state over the next five days, the weather department said. The south-west monsoon entered Gujarat on Tuesday and it is likely to advance in other parts of the state soon.

Sigh Of Relief

  • Weather dept predicts widespread but light to moderate rains across the state till Sunday
  • As per State Emergency Operations Centre, 53 talukas witnessed rains upto 6 pm on Wednesday 
  • Cloudy skies are expected to cover the city from Friday onwards, with light showers

(With agency inputs)

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