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Date:-16 and17 August Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rains in North Gujarat and Saurashtra-Kutch areas

Date:-16 and17 August Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rains in North Gujarat and Saurashtra-Kutch areas.
Fishermen banned from plowing till August 15.  A total of 69 will be on high alert, 11 on reservoir alert and 8 on reservoir warning in the state.  Wagner of Weather Watch Group was held at Gandhinagar today in the place of Chairman of Relief Commissioner and Additional Secretary Shri Harshad R Patel.  The meteorological department has said that the rains which started this week are likely to fall next week as well. Heavy rains are also forecast in Saurashtra-Kutch areas including North Gujarat on August 16 and 17.
The meeting of Weather Watch was started by Mrs.T.J.Vyas, Deputy Collector, Emergency Operations Center, welcoming all the online officers.  Relief Commissioner Harshad Patel told the officials present at the virtual meeting that from 9 am to 3 pm today, 94 talukas received rainfall ranging from one millimeter to 89 millimeters.  The highest rainfall of 89 mm has been recorded in Kalyanpur taluka.  The state has received 481 mm of rainfall so far as on 11/8/2020, which is 4.5% of the state's average of 831 mm in the last 30 years.
Date:-16 and17 August Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rains in North Gujarat and Saurashtra-Kutch areas.

According to the IMD official, low pressure is prevailing in the northern part of the Bay of Bengal in two days.  The rains which started this week are likely to be extended to next week as well.  According to the Department of Agriculture, an estimated 78.02 lakh hectares of kharif crops have been planted till date this year.  Mr Patel said NDRF teams have been suspended following the forecast of heavy rains from August 15 to August 17 next week.  These teams will also be sent to North Gujarat if necessary. The NDRF team will be kept intact in Saurashtra and South Gujarat.
Date:-16 and17 August Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rains in North Gujarat and Saurashtra-Kutch areas.

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