Heavy rains lash Saurashtra as monsoon advances

RainCows run through a flooded street in Jamnagar after heavy rains on Tuesday. (PTI)

With the advance of the monsoon, the meteorological department has predicted moderate to heavy rain in all districts of south Gujarat, Saurashtra, Kutch, Diu and few places in north Gujarat. The entire state is expected to be covered in the next 72 hours.

Indian Meterological Department (IMD) warned fishermen from venturing into the sea for the next 24 hours owing to rough weather conditions.

Torrential rains in Kutiyana, Ranavav and Porbandar threw life out of gear with many rivers flooding, even as Surendranagar remained dry. Vehicle movement between Porbandar and Junagadh was affected after a culvert near Saradiay village in Vanthali taluka was washed away. Jamnagar recorded 104 mm rains, while Rajkot and Porbandar recorded 100 mm and 74 mm rains respectively.

Meanwhile, the monsoon reached Kutch on Tuesday with Mundra and Mandvi experiencing the season's first showers.

Rajkot district also received a good spell of rain on Tuesday. While Upleta taluka recorded 83 mm rainfall, Dhoraji and Jamkandorana reported 76 mm and 63 mm, respectively. Rajkot city received around 100 mm rain in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

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