The deep depression in Arabian Sea that entered Gujarat on 23rd June has now weakened into a low pressure area. The deep depression ave heavy to very heavy Monsoon rain in pats of Gujarat in last 48 hours that led to flood-like situation in many places. According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, the system is now likely to move towards Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan as it continues to give scattered light rain in Gujarat.
Updated on June 24, 2015, 11:30 AM (IST): Deep Depression in Arabian Sea will continue to bring heavy rainfall
The deep depression in the Arabian Sea has entered Gujarat. It was lying around 120 km southwest of Ahmedabad at about 5.30 am (IST) on Wednesday morning. The system has unleashed heavy to very heavy rain over many parts of South and Central Gujarat.
The system is likely to weaken into a depression anytime now. It will continue to move in a northeast direction and further weaken into a well marked low pressure area. Nevertheless, we can expect heavy Monsoon showers over many parts of Gujarat during next 24 hours. Adjoining areas of Rajasthan and west Madhya Pradesh will also receive good rainfall.
Updated on June 23, 2015, 2:30 PM (IST): Weather system in the Arabian Sea intensifies into deep depression
As predicted by Skymet, the depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified into a deep depression.The system has moved further eastwards and is presently centered in Northeast Arabian Sea, off Gujarat Coast. It is situated about 50 km west/southwest of Diu.
Updated on June 23, 2015, 12:00 PM (IST): Depression in Arabian Sea to intensify further
The depression in Northeast and adjoining East Arabian Sea remained practically stationary for 12 hours. The system is likely to intensify into a deep depression and will move in an eastward direction, closer to the Indian coast.
At present the system is stationed at 20.2°N and 70.2°E, about 100 km south of Veraval in Gujarat.
We can see a deep trough extending from North to South Pakistan in the higher levels (30,000 ft. and above). This trough will not only help in the intensification of the system but also prevent its westward movement. Accordingly, it is likely to cross Veraval in the Saurashtra region in next 24 hours.
Rain in Gujarat
The depression in the Arabian Sea will bring fairly widespread moderate to heavy rainfall over South Gujarat and Saurashtra. The system will gradually affect rest of Gujarat, South Rajasthan and even Madhya Pradesh region.
Multiple weather systems affecting Gujarat
The offshore trough extending from Gujarat to Kerala along the Western Ghats will also get further activated under the influence of the depression. Konkan & Goa region will remain more active than the other parts along the coast and we can expect good Monsoon showers over the area.
Several weather systems lie in close proximity to each other at present. These are - the cyclonic circulation over Pakistan, the trough extending from North to South Pakistan, the Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and the depression in the Arabian Sea. All these systems will bring good to heavy showers over Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh during next few days.
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