Heavy rain in Guj, more likely in next two days

Heavy rain in Guj, more likely in next two days

Agency News

Ahmedabad, Aug 9 : Extremely heavy rain lashed parts of Gujarat on Friday and more spells of heavy to very heavy rain also predicted in the next two days, the MeT office said.

Mahudha in Kheda district received maximum 300 mm.Galteshwar received 242 mm rainfall, Barvala in Botad 220 mm, Dhandhuka in Ahmedabad district 212mm, Ranpur in Botad 184 mm, Dhrangadhra in Surendranagar 183mm, Sojitra in Anand 180mm, Godhra in Panchmahal 180 mm, Chhota Udepur 179 mm, Dediapada in Narmada 175 mm, Botad 163 mm, Nadiad in Kheda 161 mm.

Total 39 talukas have seen 100 mm or more and 101 talukas 50 mm or more rain till 8pm. Vadodara city has seen 87 mm and Ahmedabad city has seen 26 mm of average rain and more rain is likely to pour amid overcast conditions during night.

In the past 24 hours ending at 6am today, a total of 168 talukas of 29 district which had seen rain maximum 336 mm was in Chhota Udepur, Quant had seen 282 mm while Kukarmunda 207 mm.

The state is likely to cross 70 per cent rain average mark by tomorrow. In the wake of rain 18 NDRF teams and 16 SDRF teams have been deployed all over the state of which maximum 7 NDRF teams were in South Gujarat. 5 were in Saurashtra region and 3 each in North and Central region.

Due to heavy rain 154 roads have been closed of which maximum 39 were in Tapi and 31 in Chhota Udepur district.

Dams across the state have also seen inflow of more water and of the total 204 associated reservoirs in the state 13 have overflown. 12 have been 70 to 100 percent filled, 14 were 50 to 70 per cent filled while 35 were 25 to 50 per cent filled. The largest of all dams in the state Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam reservoir in Kevadiya in central Gujarat has 75.66 percent water of its gross capacity.

The system was in alert especially in the low lying areas on the banks of rivers flooded due to heavy rain. (UNI)