Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted heavy rainfall in several districts of Gujarat in view of cyclone Biparjoy.

The very severe cyclonic storm “Biparjoy” pronounced as "BIPORJOY" over north-east Arabian Sea is very likely to move nearly north-east-wards and cross Saurashtra & Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Jakhau Port (Gujarat) by the evening of June 15.

It will cross as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph tomorrow, said IMD.

Heavy Rainfall Warning

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over Kachchh, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagarh, and Morbi districts of Saurashtra & Kutch on 14thJune.

The intensity of rainfall would increase with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places is very likely over Kachchh, Devbhumi Dwarka & Jamnagar, and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Porbandar, Rajkot, Morbi & Junagarh districts of Gujarat and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely over remaining districts of Saurashtra and north Gujarat region on 15th June.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over north Gujarat and adjoining south Rajasthan on the 16th and southeast Rajasthan & adjoining North Gujarat region on 17th June.

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