Articles tagged under: Summer 2019

Non seasonal rain again in parts of coastal Saurashtra and North Gujarat

May 18, 2019
Non seasonal rain again in parts of coastal Saurashtra and North Gujarat

Rajkot/Palanpur: Non-seasonal rain, thunderstorm and hailstorm occurred in parts of North Gujarat and coastal Saurashtra on the second consecutive day today. Rain occurred in Lor, Khisri, Mansa and Fairisa villages and around in Jafrabad taluka of Amreli district and also in Bhavnagar. Rain accompanied by strong winds also took place in North Gujarat including areas in and around Dhanera in Banasakantha district. DeshGujaratRead More

Centre issues drought advisory to Gujarat and other states

May 18, 2019
Centre issues drought advisory to Gujarat and other states

New Delhi: With water storage in dams dropping to a “critical” level, the Centre has issued a “drought advisory” to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, asking them to use water judiciously. The advisory was issued to Tamil Nadu on Friday and similar cautionary letters were sent to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana late last week, said S K Haldar, a member of the Central Water Commission (CWC). The drough...Read More

Met extends non seasonal rain forecast, no large change in temperatures in next 2 to 3 days

May 14, 2019
Met extends non seasonal rain forecast, no large change in temperatures in next 2 to 3 days

Ahmedabad: There was no likelihood of any large change in the maximum temperatures across Gujarat in next 2 to 3 days. Met department has however extended the non-seasonal rain forecast for one more day. The temperatures across the state remained moderate today as Surendranagar with 41.8 °C was hottest. Ahmedabad was at second place in this regard at 41.5 °C which was slightly below normal. The met bulletin today said that Light to moderate rain/ thundersho...Read More

Met issues yet another non-seasonal rain warning for North Gujarat/Saurashtra-Kutch region

May 13, 2019
Met issues yet another non-seasonal rain warning for North Gujarat/Saurashtra-Kutch region

Ahmedabad: The met department today issued non-seasonal rain/thunderstorm warning for Banaskantha, Rajkot and Kutch district for a day on May 15. The met bulletin issued by the IMD center here today said, ' On May 15, thunderstorm and lightning accompanied with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) likely at isolated places in the districts of North Gujarat region namely Banaskantha; in the districts of Saurashtra-Kutch namely Rajkot and Kutch.' A met official attributed change in wind pat...Read More

Non-seasonal rain/hailstorm in parts of Rajkot district

May 12, 2019
Non-seasonal rain/hailstorm in parts of Rajkot district

Gandhinagar/Rajkot: Various places in Gondal and Jasdan Taluka in Rakot district of Saurashtra region in Gujarat today saw non-seasonal rain, thunderstorm and hailstorms. Villages like Kaneshara, Shantinagar, Virnagar in Jasdan taluka and Hadamtala, Umwala and Kolithad in Gondal taluka saw non-seasonal rain . Meanwhile, temperatures across Gujarat remained moderate today. Rajkot with the maximum of of 41.9 °C was the hottest place in the state today. But most of the areas in...Read More

Water released from riverfront stretch of Sabarmati for repair work of Vasna barrage

May 11, 2019
Water released from riverfront stretch of Sabarmati for repair work of Vasna barrage

Ahmedabad:  Water is being released from Riverfront portion of river Sabarmati in Ahmedabad to downstream due to ongoing pre-monsoon repair and maintenance works at Vasna barrage. Read More

Non seasonal rain /thunderstorm in North Gujarat

May 11, 2019
Non seasonal rain /thunderstorm in North Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Some places in Banaskantha, Sabarkantha and Aravalli districts have seen non-seasonal rain/thunderstorm late last night and in the morning today. The met department had predicted this kind of weather activity under the influence of an upper air cyclonic circulation lying 2 to 3 km above sea level over south western Rajasthan and adjoining areas in North Gujarat. Among the areas that saw rain/thunderstorm included the temple town of Ambaji in Banaskantha district...Read More

Honda 2Wheelers India to develop water reservoirs in Vithalapur

May 10, 2019
Honda 2Wheelers India to develop water reservoirs in Vithalapur

Vithalapur: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) initiative, Honda 2Wheelers India today in a statement said it has started the development of water conservation reservoir in Vithalapur, Ahmedabad. The company statement said: Honda has extended its support in developing water conservation facility Vithalapur village. Honda will rejuvenate 2 reservoirs covering 23 acres of land which will contribute to sustainable development of the area and empower local population in the vil...Read More

Chief Minister Rupani on one-day visit to scarcity-hit Kutch on Friday

May 09, 2019
Chief Minister Rupani on one-day visit to scarcity-hit Kutch on Friday

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be on one-day visit to scarcity-hit Kutch district to interact with rural villagers, district and taluka level officials and review the situation of water, fodder and employment. The Chief Minister will reach Narayan Sarovar in Lakhpat taluka at 11.30 am and hold meeting with local villagers. He will hold meeting with officials of Lakhpat taluka and offer guidance on scarcity-relief works. The chief Minister will at 2.00 pm will visit...Read More

Met extends non-seasonal rain warning for one more day, includes more places too

May 08, 2019
Met extends non-seasonal rain warning for one more day, includes more places too

Ahmedabad: The met department today extended its non-seasonal rain/thunderstorm warning in Gujarat even as temperatures continued to slide marginally with Ahmedabad remaining hottest at a moderate maximum of 41.3 °C . The maximum temperature in Ahmedabad which was highest across the state today was slightly (0.1 °C ) below normal. The minimum at 25.8°C was also almost half a notch below normal. The met department had earlier issued light rain warning for May 10 and 11 but i...Read More