Nine people have died in Gujarat over the past two days as a result of heavy rainfall, an official said, with certain portions of the state receiving more than 200 mm of rain in the last 30 hours.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Saturday will bring isolated areas of many districts heavy rainfall, and Sunday and Monday will see mild to moderate rain.
He claimed that numerous locations in the Junagadh, Jamnagar, Morbi, Kutch, Surat, and Tapi districts experienced disruptions to normal life as a result of the day’s severe rainfall.
On Friday morning due to a heavy spell, numerous towns and cities had severe waterlogging, and country routes were closed.
According to information received by the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC), the state’s 37 talukas saw more than 100 mm of rainfall during the 30 hours that ended at 12 p.m. on Friday.
A staggering 299 mm of rain fell in 30 hours, finishing at 12 o’clock, in the Vyara Taluka of the Tapi region, it claimed.
The data showed that Vyara came in second place in receiving the highest rain, followed by the cities of Junagadh (298 mm), Valod Taluka of Tapi (288 mm), Mahuva of Surat (256 mm), Jamnagar City (236 mm), Bardoli of Surat (223 mm), Mendarda of Junagadh (207 mm), and Dolvan of Tapi district (206 mm).
Between 6 am and 12 pm on Friday, fifteen talukas received more than 40 mm of rain, while Jamnagar taluka of Jamnagar district received 177 mm, causing major waterlogging in Jamnagar city during the same time frame.
According to the forecast released on Friday, the IMD expects isolated areas of the Gandhinagar, Kheda, Ahmedabad, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Navsari, and Valsad districts to see heavy rain on Saturday, while other areas of the state to experience light to moderate rain on Sunday and Monday.
According to the report, wall collapse incidents on Thursday claimed the lives of four youngsters in the Panchmahal district and two more in Anand.
In addition, the report stated that on Thursday, two men drowned in the waters in Jamnagar and Arvalli districts, while on Friday, a woman died in floodwaters in the Lathi taluka of Amreli district.
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