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Probable Depression in Arabian Sea to give flooding rains in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Bhuj

September 29, 2019 10:37 AM |

Gujarat floods

Saurashtra and adjoining parts of Kutch and Gujarat region have observed moderate to heavy rain and thundershower activities during the last 24 hours. These activities were coupled with strong winds.

According to the rainfall data available with Skymet, Porbandar has recorded 46.8 mm of rainfall, followed by Rajkot 39.1 mm, Veraval 32.2 mm, Bhuj 21.1 mm and Okha 18.9 mm of rainfall in a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Saturday.

Talking about the weather system, a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area is lying over Northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Saurashtra and Kutch. Its associated Cyclonic Circulation is extending up to 5.8 km above the mean sea level.

This system would be moving east/northeastwards gradually and is likely to intensify into a Depression after 24 hours. The movement of this system would give moderate to heavy rain and thundershower activities along with strong winds gusting to 40-60 kmph in many parts of Saurashtra, Kutch, and parts of the Gujarat region.

Due to heavy showers, flood-like conditions and waterlogging are expected in parts of Gujarat. Places like Rajkot, Junagadh, Amreli, Surendranagar, Sabarkantha, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Patan, Mehsana, Bhuj, Jamnagar, Kandla, Vadodara, and Veraval may observe flooding rains for the next two days. The other parts in the state may witness moderate showers during the same time frame.

From an agriculture point of view, major crops like Groundnut, Jowar, Bajra, and Cotton have to bear the brunt of flooding rains.

These weather conditions are likely to persist for another 48 hours. Thereafter, rains would taper over the region.

Due to good amounts of rainfall, Saurashtra and Kutch region is standing rain surplus at 51%, while Gujarat at 28%, as per the rainfall data from June 1 to September 28.

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