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Heavy rainfall in south Gujarat; Valsad district worst affected

Rainfall in Gujarat: In the state in South Gujarat has experienced torrential rain. In last 24 hours, monsoon has been recorded in 111 talukas of the state. Along with this, heavy rainfall forecast in South Gujarat has also been forecast for Navsari, Dang and Valsad today. It has rained in 25 talukas from 6 to 8 today morning. The highest rainfall of 15 mm was recorded in Umarpada of Surat.

According to meteorological department, heavy rains are likely in Navsari, Valsad and Dang in South Gujarat for three consecutive days from today. Also, Anand, Banaskantha, Dahod, Kheda, Mehsana, Panchmahal, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Kutch are forecast to receive light to moderate rainfall.

Rainfall has been recorded in 111 talukas in the state in the last 24 hours. The highest rainfall is recorded in Valsad district. In city of Ahmedabad, there is a cloudy weather. There is no possibility of rain in Ahmedabad for the next four to five days.

Rainy weather has prevailed in Valsad district for two consecutive days. Due to which all rivers and canals of the district are flowing on two banks. The Auranga river, Daman Ganga, Par and Kolak rivers of Valsad district are also flowing on two banks. Also, a team of NDRF has been kept on stand-by following the rain forecast. NDRF team in Valsad is also in action mode of rescue. People of riverside villages were instructed to be vigilant as 75000 cusecs of water was released into the Damanganga river from Madhuban dam in Valsad district.

This year, total rainfall of the season is 24.64 %. Kutch has received the highest average rainfall of 26.70 % so far in the monsoon season. North Gujarat has received 18.93 % of the season so far, Central Gujarat 20.84 %, Saurashtra 23.82 % and South Gujarat 24.64 %. Gujarat has received 8.14 inches of rainfall so far.

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