The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert (be prepared) for December 1 and a yellow alert (be on the lookout) for December 2 in Anand, Bharuch, Navsari, Valsad, Amreli, and Bhavnagar, as the state is expected to receive unseasonably heavy to very heavy rainfall on both days.
“Rainfall is forecast to begin on November 30 as a result of a new active Western Disturbance (WD) that is expected to strike northwest and neighbouring central India beginning on November 30. “A fishermen warning has also been issued for the north and south Gujarat coasts for the next five days, from November 30 to December 2,” said Manorama Mohanty, regional director at IMD, Ahmedabad.
Farmers have been encouraged to take necessary measures for their harvest and standing crops as a result of the unseasonal rain, according to Mohanty.
“Gandhi is likely to get wet spell between November 30 and December 2 due to the influence of this trough in mid-latitude westerlies at mid- and upper-tropospheric levels and its likely interaction with the lower-level trough in easterlies causing high moisture incursion associated with the system,” according to the IMD’s alert issued Sunday.
On November 30, light to moderate thunderstorms with lightning and surface winds of 40- 60 kmph are predicted in all of South Gujarat’s districts, including Ahmedabad, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Gir Somnath, Botad, and Diu.
On December 1, however, very heavy rain is forecast in Gujarat districts such as Anand, Bharuch, Navsari, Valsad Surat, Dangs, and Tapi, as well as Saurashtra districts such as Amreli, Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Botad, and Bhavnagar, as well as Panchmahal, Dahod, and Chhota Udepur. Thunderstorms, lightning, and surface winds of 40- 60 kmph are likely to accompany this as well (in gust).
The districts of Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Aravalli, Mahisagar, Dangs, and Tapi are anticipated to get significant rainfall on December 2, according to IMD. A warning has been issued for fishermen in the areas of Jakhau, Mandvi (Kutch), Mundra, New Kandla, Navlakhi, Jamnagar, Salaya, Okha, and Porbandar along the Gujarat coast.
“From November 30 to December 2, squally weather with wind speeds of 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is quite likely to prevail along and off the north Gujarat coast and over the surrounding northeast Arabian Sea,” the meteorological service said.