Articles tagged under: Monsoon 2017

Many parts of Gujarat experiencing unusually hot weather, Met Director says nothing abnormal

October 05, 2017
Many parts of Gujarat experiencing unusually hot weather, Met Director says nothing abnormal

Ahmedabad: At a time when many parts of Gujarat including its largest city Ahmedabad are experiencing unusually high maximum temperatures and a mild summer like feeling with mercury soaring again up to 40°C at some places, the Met center Director Jayata Sarkar today said that there was nothing abnormal in it and was being felt owing to the ongoing withdrawal of monsoon which this time around lingered much beyond the normal period accompanied by changed wind pattern. Today Bhuj rec...Read More

Withdrawal of monsoon from Gujarat finally begins, 110.66% rain this year, 18 districts saw over 100%

September 27, 2017
Withdrawal of monsoon from Gujarat finally begins, 110.66% rain this year, 18 districts saw over 100%

Ahmedabad: The withdrawal of South West Monsoon from Gujarat finally started today after a delay of over 11 days from normal date of September 15 and a total of 110.66% rain. The monsoon had touched Gujarat on June 12 this year almost 3 days before normal date of June 15. During the monsoon the state saw some spells of extremely heavy downpours which even caused devastating floods. The met bulletin today said that monsoon has withdrawn from parts of Kutch and the line...Read More

Some villages still water logged in Banaskantha two months after flood, 150 pumps on task

September 27, 2017
Some villages still water logged in Banaskantha two months after flood, 150 pumps on task

Palanpur: Two months after flood in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat, over 300 MCFT water logging is uncleared. The state administration has installed 150 submersible pumps to flush out the water. Post-flood ther was 636 mcft water logging in low lying areas of Tharad and Vav belts. Of this about half water has been flushed out and released to Narmada canal through pumps. The situation is worst in Nagla, Khanpur and Dod villages. Water supply and UGVCL are still working on...Read More

Lingering of Monsoon beyond normal date of withdrawal in Gujarat has become a regular affair since 2011: Met Director

September 21, 2017
Lingering of Monsoon beyond normal date of withdrawal in Gujarat has become a regular affair since 2011: Met Director

Ahmedabad: Even as the 'mood of the weather' is being watched cautiously on the first day of Navratri across Gujarat today with cloudy morning at several places including Ahmedabad and light rain at some other, the 'lingering' of monsoon beyond the normal date of withdrawal of September 15 from this part of the country, which has given sort of 'sleepless' nights to Garba organizers, has become a regular phenomenon since 2011. IMD center Ahmedabad Director Jayant Sarkar said th...Read More

AMC suspends seven engineers over poor roads

September 19, 2017
AMC suspends seven engineers over poor roads

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) has suspended seven engineers based on a primary report of Vigilance department over the poor condition of roads. The detailed departmental inquiry will take place now.Those suspended are deputy city engineer Manoj Solanki and six assistant engineers Hiren Barot, Atul Patel, Navin Patel, Krunal Gajjar, Nikunj Adesara and Bhavin Patel. DeshGujaratRead More

Spell of moderate to heavy rain at isolated places across Gujarat likely to continue tomorrow: Met

September 18, 2017
Spell of moderate to heavy rain at isolated places across Gujarat likely to continue tomorrow: Met

Mahesh Shukla, Ahmedabad: A system over south Gujarat which has caused moderate to heavy rain at some places across Gujarat in last 24 hours is likely to cause more spells of heavy rain during next 36 hours, the met department forecast today said. Under the influence of the morning upper air cyclonic circulation over south Gujarat and neighbourhood extending up to 5.8 km above sea level some places in Saurashtra, South Gujarat and Kutch have seen rains yesterday and today. Till 6 pm today 25 ...Read More

Met issues heavy rain warning for tomorrow, some places witnessed moderate to heavy rain today

September 16, 2017
Met issues heavy rain warning for tomorrow, some places witnessed moderate to heavy rain today

Ahmedabad: Met department has issued heavy rain warning for isolated places in coastal Saurashtra and neighbouring union territory of Diu in next 24 hours even as light to heavy rain lashed some places across Gujarat today. Some places in Porbandar received over two inches of rain today while Amreli got around 1.5 inches, Rajkot around an inch till 8pm tonight. Kandla in Kutch district also saw nearly an inch of rain. Parts of Sabarkantha, Vadodara, Valsad, Surat also saw some rain....Read More

Amid Abe-Modi visit, Met modifies heavy rain warning

September 13, 2017
Amid Abe-Modi visit, Met modifies heavy rain warning

Ahmedabad: The met today modified its heavy rain warning saying that there might be some spell of heavy rain tonight but it lifted completely the earlier such warning for September 14 (tomorrow) and 15. The met bulletin today said that rainfall occurred at a few places over Gujarat region today including light rain in Ahmedabad where the weather today was mostly cloudy and windy. Moderate rain/thundershowers have been predicted during the night for Ahmedabad also. It said that ...Read More

Met issues heavy rain warning in Gujarat for September 14, 15

September 11, 2017
Met issues heavy rain warning in Gujarat for September 14, 15

Ahmedabad: Met department today issued another heavy rain warning for Gujarat for September 14 and 15. Ahmedabd IMD center Director Jayanta Sarkar said that the spell of heavy rain mostly over isolated places across South Gujarat and adjoining union territory of Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli would be caused by a sytem developing over South West Madhya Pradesh. However the spell of heavy rain at the fag end of monsoon was not likely to be a severe one. Meanwhile some places across the...Read More

Chennai Gujarati Samaj presents Rs 12 lakh flood relief cheque to Gujarat govt

September 07, 2017
Chennai Gujarati Samaj presents Rs 12 lakh flood relief cheque to Gujarat govt

Gandhinagar: A prominent organization of Gujarati community in Chennai, the capital city of Tamilnadu, Chennai Gujarati Samaj today handed over a cheque of Rs 12 lakhs for the flood relief/rehabilitation work in Banaskantha-Patan districts in Gujarat to chief minister Vijay Rupani. President of the organization Rameshbhai Bhatt and other officer bearers met CM Rupani and handed over the cheque meant for Chief Minister Relief Fund for relief/rehabilitation work in flood affected areas...Read More

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