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Gujarat: 2 killed as unseasonal rain lashes Saurashtra-Kutch

By: The Press Reporter News Service | Rajkot |

October 18, 2020 11:41:08 pm


The IMD predicted heavy rainfall in districts of Bhavnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar and Kutch on Monday.

Two individuals had been killed after being struck by lightning as unseasonal rain introduced by a melancholy in Arabian Sea continued for the second day on Sunday in components of Saurashtra and Kutch areas of the state. The Indian Meteorological Division (IMD) predicted heavy rain in coastal Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Bhavnagar and Kutch districts on Monday.

Bharat Ahir, a resident of Dhori village in Bhuj taluka of Kutch, died after being hit by lightning whereas he was out grazing his cattle on Sunday. One other girl, recognized as Savita Agechaniya died in an analogous manner when she was on her manner again residence from her agricultural farm in Mandarki village of Maliya taluka of Morbi district, Morbi district catastrophe management room stated.

Unseasonal rain was reported from Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar districts on Sunday. Rajkot metropolis was hit by thunderstorm within the night. Rain was additionally reported from Jasdan, Vinchhiya and Padadhari talukas of Rajkot district. Unseasonal rain was reported from Morbi, Junagadh and Bhavnagar districts too and a few components of Kutch. Sihor taluka of Bhavnagar district too was lashed by rain accompanied by gusty winds. There have been experiences of unseasonal rain in Jamnagar additionally.

The IMD predicted heavy rainfall in districts of Bhavnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar and Kutch on Monday. “Heavy rain may be very doubtless at remoted paces within the districts of Saurashtra-Kutch specifically Bhavnagar, Dwarka, Porbandar and Kutch. Mild thunderstorm with lightning and floor wind lower than 40 kmph accompanied with mild to average rain very doubtless at remoted locations in all of the districts of Saurashtra and Kutch,” the IMD forecast said.

The unseasonal rainfall reported over Saurashtra, north Gujarat and some locations in south Gujarat is attributed to a melancholy over east-central and adjoining north-east Arabian Sea. It is rather more likely to transfer practically westwards throughout Monday and Tuesday and weaken steadily thereafter, the IMD forecast additional learn.

The unseasonal showers come at a time when harvest of groundnut and fodder crops is in progress.

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