Articles tagged under: Monsoon 2018

Nonseasonal rain in Gujarat on third consecutive day, parts of Amreli, Gir Somnath see rain with strong wind, trees uprooted

October 26, 2018
Nonseasonal rain in Gujarat on third consecutive day, parts of Amreli, Gir Somnath see rain with strong wind, trees uprooted

Veraval: The non-seasonal rain continued at isolated places in Gujarat today on the third consecutive day today even as parts of Gir-Somnath, Amrili and Kutch district saw light to moderate rain accompanied by strong winds and hail-storms. Due to strong winds trees were uprooted at some places including near the roads disrupting traffic. The non-seasonal rain has also caused some damage to the groundnut crop and ready for sale groundnut kept in open by farmers in the area. ...Read More

Parts of at least 4 drought hit districts in Gujarat see non-seasonal rain

October 25, 2018
Parts of at least 4 drought hit districts in Gujarat see non-seasonal rain

Ahmedabad: Parts of at least 4 drought affected district including Kutch today saw some non-seasonal rain. Devbhoomi Dwarka saw non-seasonal rain for the second consecutive day today. It areas like Jamraval in Kalyanpur taluka saw light to moderate rain. Some places in Nakhtrana taluka in Kucth, Amirgadh in Banaskantha and Poshina in Sabarkantha also saw light rain. Notably, this year Gujarat has seen only around 3/4th of its total average monsoon rain. Kutch has se...Read More

Despite withdrawal of monsoon, chances of rain playing spoilsports during Navratri still there

October 07, 2018
Despite withdrawal of monsoon, chances of rain playing spoilsports during Navratri still there

Gandhinagar:Even after withdrawal of south west monsoon, rain can play spoilsport during Navratri at isolated places in Gujarat this year. As per the met bulletin though the weather would remain dry for next two days, there would be light to moderate rain/thunder showers at isolated places in the districts of Gujarat region, Suarashtra, Kutch and Diu on October 10, the first day of Navratri. Similar spells of rain would take place at isolated places in those areas on the next d...Read More

South West Monsoon withdraws completely from Gujarat; 76.69% of normal rain received

October 05, 2018
South West Monsoon withdraws completely from Gujarat; 76.69% of normal rain received

Ahmedabad: The south monsoon today completely withdrew from Gujarat. A met bulletin said that withdrawal process of the South West monsoon from Gujarat was completed today. It had begun on September 29 from Kutch. Like earlier seven years it has been delayed this year also. The normal period for onset of South West Monsoon in Gujarat is September 15 and its starts from Kutch region and in a matter of few days it leaves all parts of the state. But since 2011 it is not happening on time. ...Read More

Spell of light to moderate rain and convective storm at isolated places continues, Amreli sees over half an inch of rain

October 04, 2018
Spell of light to moderate rain and convective storm at isolated places continues, Amreli sees over half an inch of rain

Gandhinagar: The spell of light to moderate rain and convective storm in some parts of Gujarat continued today as well with Amreli in Saurashtra seeing over half an inch of rain. Amreli saw 18 mm of rain while Dhari saw 8 mm, Babra 6 mm and Dasada in Surrendranagar 4mm. Some other areas of the state also saw light rain. The met department said that light to moderate rain would take place in parts of the state in the coming five days. Meanwhile, due to a system in the ...Read More

CM declares 16 tehsils as scarcity affected areas in Gujarat

October 04, 2018
CM declares 16 tehsils as scarcity affected areas in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Due to situation arising out of scanty rains in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani declared as many as 16 tehsils, which included 10 from arid Kutch district, followed by four from Banaskantha and one each from Patan and Ahmedabad, as the scarcity affected areas with implementation effect from October 1st. The arrangements are being made to provide fodder for animals, and water and employments to farmers in these tehsils, Gujarat Revenue Minister Mr. Kaushik Patel said. ...Read More

Amid withdrawal of monsoon, parts of Gujarat see light to moderate rain along with convective storm

October 03, 2018
Amid withdrawal of monsoon, parts of Gujarat see light to moderate rain along with convective storm

Ahmedabad: Parts of South Gujarat and Saurashtra and some other places including Ahmedabad city witnessed light to medium intensity rain and convective storm at some places even as the withdrawal of monsoon from the state has reached almost the final stage. As per the met bulletin today the south west monsoon has withdrawn from some more parts of the state and the withdrawal line now passes through Surat and Veraval. Met center Director Jayant Sarkar said that the withdrawal ...Read More

House and trees collapse due to strong wind and rain in South Gujarat, one dead

October 02, 2018
House and trees collapse due to strong wind and rain in South Gujarat, one dead

Gandhinagar: A child died while some others injured when a portion of a house collapsed due to storm and strong winds in Koswadi village under Dharampur taluka of Valsad district even as light to medium lashed parts of the area and neighbouring Dangs district. Several trees were also uprooted due to the storm. As per official figures Ahwa in Dangs had seen around 16 mm (over half an inch) of rain while Waghai had seen 5 mm of rain which poured in the evening. Some o...Read More

Monsoon withdraws further southward in Gujarat, temperatures soaring due to cloudless sky

October 01, 2018
Monsoon withdraws further southward in Gujarat, temperatures soaring due to cloudless sky

Ahmedabad: The South West monsoon has further withdrawn southward in Gujarat. The met bulletin today said that the monsoon which had started withdrawal process in Gujarat since September 29 has further withdrawn from some more parts of the state and the withdrawal line today passed through Bharuch and Veraval. Like earlier seven years the withdrawal process has been delayed this year also. The normal period for onset of South West Monsoon in Gujarat is...Read More

Gujarat govt declares scarcity in 6 more talukas, water theft from Narmada canals to be prevented

September 26, 2018

Gandhinagar: After declaring all the 10 talukas of Kutch district as rain-scarce/drought affected, the Gujarat government has decided to include six talukas of 3 more districts in the list. The state government has also asked the home and water supply departments to take steps to prevent the said water theft from Narmada canals. Revenue minister and head of the related sub-committee, Kaushik Patel today informed this. He said that apart from all the 10 taukas of Kutc...Read More

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