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Saturday, August 15, 2020

North Gujarat and Saurashtra-Kutch areas Heavy rains forecast for on 16-17 August

North Gujarat and Saurashtra-Kutch areas Heavy rains forecast for on 16-17 August


  • NDRF teams put on stand-by following forecast: Relief Commissioner Shri Harshad Patel
  • Fishermen banned from plowing the seas till August 15


A total of 6 reservoirs in the state on high alert, 11 reservoirs on alert and 4 reservoirs on warning.Relief Commissioner and Additional Secretary Shri Harshad R. The Weather Watch Group's webinar was held at Gandhinagar today with Patel as chairman. The meteorological department has said that the rains starting this week are likely to fall next week as well. In addition, the next date. Heavy rains are also forecast in Saurashtra-Kutch areas including North Gujarat on August 15 and 16.



The meeting was inaugurated by Ms. T. J. Vyas, Deputy Collector, State Emergency Operations Center, welcoming all the online officers. Relief Commissioner Shri Harshad Patel told the officials present in the virtual meeting that this morning from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm in 8 talukas from 1 mm to 5 mm of rain has been recorded. The highest rainfall of 5 mm has been recorded in Kalyanpur taluka. The state has received 31.5 mm of rainfall till 11/09/2030. Which is 7.5% as compared to the state average of 31 mm for the last thirty years.


"Low pressure is building in the northern part of the Bay of Bengal in two days," an IMD official said. As there is a cyclonic circulation in Pakistan-Kutch-Rajasthan area, there may be light to very heavy rains in South Gujarat, Central and North Gujarat as well as Saurashtra and Kutch next week. The rains that started this week are likely to be extended to 5 next week. Heavy rains are likely in North Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch areas around August 14 and 15.


It was stated by the agriculture department that an estimated 3.05 lakh hectares of kharif crops have been planted till 10/08/2030 this year. During the same period last year, 21.5 lakh hectares were planted. This year, 51.50% of the area has been planted against the average area under the last three years.


According to the Irrigation Department, the Sardar Sarovar reservoir has an existing surface of 114.5 meters and a storage of 1,31,008 mcft of water. Which is 31.12% of the total storage capacity. As well as 4.5 cusecs of water has been received. The total storage in 203 reservoirs of the state is 4.5%. At present, the state has a total of 6 reservoirs on high alert, 11 reservoirs on alert and 24 reservoirs on warning.

According to the Fisheries Department, fishermen are banned from plowing the seas from today till August 15.

Read goverment weather report: click  here

Mr. Patel said that next week, Ta. NDRF teams have been on stand-by following the forecast of heavy rains from August 15 to August 15. These teams will be sent to North Gujarat as and when required. The NDRF team will be retained in Saurashtra-Kutch and South Gujarat. Necessary instructions have been given to all the departments to be vigilant in case of heavy rains and to prepare in advance.

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