Nothing unusual about rains in April in Gujarat: Met official

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 21:52

Ahmedabad: Stating that there was nothing unusual about rains in parts of Gujarat over the last couple of days, Met officials here on Monday said that it was attributable to the upper air cyclonic circulation and expect the situation to continue for the next 24 hours.

"There is nothing surprising about this climatic phenomenon. An upper air cyclonic circulation had developed over Rajasthan and neighbouring areas in the past week which has resulted in isolated showers in some parts of the state," Meteorological Department, Ahmedabad, in-charge director Jayanta Sarkar told PTI today.

"The situation is expected to continue for the next 24 hours, meaning some parts of the state may get isolated showers," he said.

"There has been no major loss to any food crop as this was not the harvesting season but onion has suffered losses in some parts of the state," Mahuva Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) general secretary D G Ramani told PTI.

"The main loss has been fodder. Farmers generally keep fodder stacked up in godown outside, which has been destroyed in the rains," Ramani said adding mangos have also suffered some losses.

Gariadhar in Bhavnagar district has received 5 cm rain in the past two days, Botad in Bhavnagar and Rajula in Amreli district received 2 cm rain each while Barvala in Ahmedabad, Khedbrahma in Sabarkantha, Gadadha in Bhavnagar saw 1 cm rain in the past two to three days, the Met department said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 21:51

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