Cyclonic circulation triggers more non-seasonal rains in Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: Explaining more problems for farmers who are already recovering from crop losses due to recent non-seasonal rains, several parts of the state were hit again by rains in 24 hours until Thursday night due to a 'circulation induced cyclone, 'authorities said.

According to the latest data shared by the Gujarat government on Thursday, isolated locations in Saurashtra, Kutch and the northern region of Gujarat received mild to moderate rains in the last 24 hours (which ended at 8 pm Thursday).

According to MeT Center officials here, more rain is expected on Friday in these regions.

Non-seasonal rainfall in some parts of Gujarat can be attributed to an 'induced cyclonic circulation' over the southwest of Rajasthan. This system will bring rain in isolated places in Saurashtra, Kutch and northern Gujarat on Friday as well. The weather would become clear after November 16. The director of the MeT center, Jayanta Sarkar, said.

He also issued a 'weather warning' that said it is very likely that storms and lightning accompanied by gusty winds of up to 30 to 40 km per hour in isolated places occur on Friday.

During the last 24 hours that ended at 8 pm Thursday, Dhrangadhra taluka received the highest rainfall of 60 mm, followed by Amreli taluka from the Amreli district (16 mm), Malia de Morbi (14 mm), Suigam de Banaskantha ( 9 mm), Morbi taluka (8 mm) and Vav de Banaskantha (6 mm).

On Wednesday, the state government had announced an aid package of Rs 700 crore for the state's farmers, whose crops have been damaged due to excessive rains this year, mainly during October and early November.