Ahmedabad: The south-west monsoon has
arrived in the state with south Gujarat and Saurashtra regions
receiving rains today, India Meteorological Department
officials said here.
"The south-west monsoon advanced into parts of Gujarat
today with its onset in South Gujarat and Saurashtra," IMD
Director Kamaljeet Ray said.
"The monsoon is likely to set in other parts of the state
in the next 36 to 48 hours," she said.
The department has predicted moderate to heavy rains or
thundershowers at many places in south and north Gujarat
regions and Saurashtra in the next two days.
It has warned of heavy to very heavy rains at a few
places in South Gujarat and Saurashtra.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea
during next one day due to strong monsoon conditions and
squally weather, the department officials said.
Winds from the southwesterly direction would blow at
40-50 kmph and could reach up to 60 kmph, they said.
According to the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC),
rainfall was recorded in most parts of Saurashtra and South
As per the data collected by SEOC, Jalalpore in
Navsari district has received 126 mm rainfall, the highest,
followed by Gondal (113mm) and Dhoraji (85mm), Jamkandornama
(80mm) in Rajkot, Una (95mm) in Junagadh, Bhanvad (91mm) in
Jamnagar and Kamrej (74mm) in Surat district.
As many as 77 talukas have received good rainfall.
These include Choryasi (69mm), Kotdasangani (68mm), Palsana
(68mm), Nizhar (58mm), Bhavnagar (56mm), Jafrabad (54mm),
Songadh (54mm), Muli (52mm), Maliya (50mm), Bharuch (49mm),,
Dang, Vansda and Dharmpur (48mm each).