Monsoon

Heavy rainfall lashes Mumbai as monsoon marks its entry, rail-road traffic affected

Heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Wednesday morning after the monsoon reached the maximum city a day in advance. The rainfall resulted in flooded roads and the closure of subways causing hardships for the city’s residents. Local bus and train services were also affected. According to Mumbai Met chief Jayanta Sarkar, the monsoon...

Ahmedabad reports brief rain & thundershowers

Several parts of Ahmedabad received rain for a brief period on Friday night. The showers helped cool down temperatures. The IMD had earlier warned that the state may see thundershowers at isolated places. Gujarat usually gets monsoon by mid of June. Earlier it faced cyclonic storm Tauktate that brought large-scale destruction and heavy showers in...

After rain damage, village restores electricity connection on its own

Internal villages in the region were cut off after the causeway began to flood Electricity supply got disconnected due to heavy rains and villagers near the State of Unity decided to restore it on their own. Gujarat has so far received 84% of its annual average rainfall Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: Junaraj village near Statue of...

Heavy monsoon help Gujarat make up 84% of its seasonal rainfall tally

Gujarat has so far received over 84% of its annual average rainfall with Kutch receiving 132.5% of its total average rainfall. Region-wise, Kutch has received the highest rainfall in percentage terms. The lowest so far has been received in North Gujarat which has got just 56.41% of its average annual monsoon. Against the annual average...

Monsoon 2020: Gujarat records 28% more rains so far

Gujarat has reported 28 per cent more rainfall in monsoon this year as against the long-term average. While the average rainfall for the period between June 1 and August 16 is 472.2 mm, Gujarat has already recorded 604.9 mm rainfall. However, Ahmedabad still has a shortage of 3 per cent rainfall as compared to the...

Heavy rainfall for South Gujarat, Saurashtra up to August 16

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for Gujarat till August 16. On Wednesday the IMD also issued a red alert for parts of south Gujarat and Saurashtra region. It has warned of light to moderate rainfall in most parts of the state during the said period. Several parts of Gujarat including south...

Strong winds, heavy rains lash A’bad in evening

Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening experienced strong winds and heavy rains. Rains were reported from almost all parts of the city but were preceded by strong winds. The change in weather brought a much needed respite from the humidity that the city was being experienced in the city for the last many days. The Met Department...

Saurashtra continues to battle rain fury, bridge collapses in Junagadh

Several regions of Saurashtra faced a flood like situation on Monday, a day after Khambhalia taluka in Devbhoomi Dwarka district received 17 inches of rainfall. The heavy rains continued on Monday too disrupting life in the region and forcing a team of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) to be deployed there. A 30-year-old bridge...

Several parts of A’bad , G’nagar record rain on Friday evening

Several parts of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar received rain on Friday evening after a spell of strong dust winds. Across the city, the highest rainfall was recorded in Naroda and Kotarpur area which got 2 inches of rainfall followed by Chandkheda, Odhav, Memco and Ranip that got anywhere between 9.5 mm to 5 mm of rainfall....

Lightning kills seven in Gujarat, including two children

Lightning strike in Saurashtra region of Gujarat killed seven people including two children on Tuesday. Media reports said that a 35-year-old woman and her 12-year-old son were struck by lightning at their farm in Rakka village at Lalpur in Jamnagar district.  Three people died after lightning struck them at two different villages in Botad while...

A’bad, Gandhinagar report heavy downpour in afternoon

Several parts of the city recorded heavy rains accompanied by thunder for a few hours on Monday. State capital Gandhinagar also reported heavy rains around 3 pm in the afternoon. The weather in the city that had been bright and sunny in the morning took a turn by afternoon as the sky turned cloudy accompanied...

IMD declares onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala

The southwest monsoon has finally arrived in Kerala. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that the southwest monsoon has made its onset in Kerala. IMD had earlier predicted that the southwest monsoon will make an onset over Kerala on June 1 with the formation of a cyclonic circulation. IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra...