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Gujarat: IMD predicts heavy rain across state over next three days

  • Saurashtra, South Gujarat likely to receive heavy to very heavy rain, says IMD

Gandhinagar: After a break, rainfall activity has picked up again in the state. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall across the state over the next three days. Saurashtra and South Gujarat are likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall.

On Tuesday, by afternoon, 28 talukas across 10 districts had recorded rain.

A meeting of the weather watch group, chaired by relief commissioner of State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) and ex-officio additional secretary in revenue department Ardra Agrawal, was held on Tuesday via video-conference.

Director of relief at SEOC CC Patel said that between 6 am and 2 pm, 28 talukas in 10 districts had received rain. Dediapada taluka in Narmada district received the highest, 58 mm.

Till September 7, the state has received 427.06 mm rain, which is just 50.84 per cent of the average annual rainfall of last 30 years.

According to IMD, Junagadh, Gir Somnath and Amreli districts in Saurashtra, Vadodara and Kheda in central Gujarat and Bharuch and Valsad in South Gujarat are likely to get heavy to very heavy rain over next two days.

NDRF and SDRF teams have been instructed to be on alert in these districts.

The Sardar Sarovar dam currently has 1,61,876 MCFT water, which is 48.85% of its total capacity.



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