Gandhinagar, Jun 30: The vigorous monsoon, especially in extreme South Gujarat is looking relentless as after rains in 87 talukas of 20 districts of the state with spells of heavy to very heavy rain in Southern and central parts and Khergam in Navsari district receiving highest 257mm, it is still raining heavily in some of the southern districts.
From 0600 hours to 12 pm Sunday Kaprada in Valsad district which had seen 191mm of heavy downpour in the earlier 24 hours, has seen 122 mm of rain. Vapi has seen 120 mm, Dharampur in the same district (168mm in last 24 hours) has seen 89mm, Waghai in Dangs (204mm) has seen 42mm, even Khergam the highest rain receiver taluka in last 24 hours has also seen 106 mm more Sunday morning.Pardi (56mm) in Valsad and Valsad city (173mm)recorded 71mm and 36 mm of rainfall respectively. In all 22 talukas witnessed rain till 12 pm. Chikhali in Navsari (203mm) has seen 25mm.The MeT has predicted more spells of heavy rain in South Gujarat region namely surat, Tapi, Navsari, Dangs, Valsad and in Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli Sunday.
The recent heavy downpour spells in South Gujarat has propelled the region as second best in terms of seasonal rain percentage in just a matter of three days.In real volume terms it is now on the top.According to the official rain data released Sunday morning, now among all the five regions of this western state, South Gujarat was at second place with 13.76% lagging only behind Saurashtra 15.78%. However in real volume of rain terms South Gujarat was on the top with maximum 195 mm. Saurashtra was on second with 105mm.
Among other regions the data of percentage and real volume was as following - North Gujarat 12.52% (89mm), East Central Gujarat 9.88% (80mm) and Kutch 6.27% (25mm).
The state percentage and average rain volume till date has reached 13.07% and 108.59 mm respectively.With the continuing heavy rain, South Gujarat might reach the top in percentage terms too. (UNI)