Heavy rains ahead for Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara

August 31, 2019 1:47 PM |

Gujarat rains

Gujarat is gearing for fresh rains in the next 24 hours. Widespread moderate rainfall with a few heavy spells are likely over the region. Significant rains are possible over major cities such as Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara and Junagarh in the next 24 hours.

At present a Cyclonic Circulation is present over Northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Southeast Gujarat. A Cyclonic Circulation and a Trough is passing across central region of the country. The combination of these three weather systems is affecting the weather conditions over Gujarat.

As the system, is moving further West, the activity is likely to enhance over most parts of Gujarat.

These rains are likely to continue for the next 24 hours and will decrease thereafter. However, the break will only be a short one as another system, is approaching the region soon. The rainfall activity will again enhance around September 5.

Many regions in Gujarat observed some light rains in the last 24 hours. A few places like Bhavnagar received 18.6 mm, Veraval recorded 0.5 mm, Dwarka 1 mm and Bhuj received 0.3 mm.

At present, the state of Gujarat is running rain positive by a total of 17%. Sub-division wise both Gujarat region as well as Saurashtra and Kutch are running rain excess by 17%. The figure is likely to plummet even more in the coming days.

Image Credits – The Indian Express

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