IMD Issues Isolated Heavy Rainfall Alert In Gujarat For Next 48 Hours

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Saurashtra and North and South Gujarat for the next two days.

Jessica David

July 8, 2020

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Several districts in Gujarat witnessed heavy rains on Monday (July 6), with Khambalia tehsil in Devbhoomi Dwarka district receiving more than 71 mm rainfall. The rains caused water-logging in many districts as heavy downpour lashed parts of Porbandar, Gir Somnath, Junagadh and Amreli districts in Saurashtra region, as well as Valsad and Navsari districts in south Gujarat throughout the day. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Monday, said that the monsoon remains “vigorous” and heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in parts of Saurashtra and North and South Gujarat in the next two days.

The weather department also said that light thunderstorm accompanied by lightning, moderate rain with maximum surface wind speed less than 40 km/h very likely to occur at isolated places in Sabarkantha, Aravalli, Mahisagar, Dwarka, Jamnagar and Kutch districts. Roads and agricultural fields were flooded in many districts due to the rainfall and some monsoon rivers in the region were in spate and the Droneshwar dam in Gir Somnath overflowed.

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