Cyclone Shaheen is likely to form over the northeast Arabian Sea and the present weather condition is likely to bring heavy rain in Saurashtra, Gujarat and Konkan region, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). The cycle effect may be extreme on Thursday night or Friday morning.
In the coastal area of Gujarat, the wind will blow at a speed of 60-90 kmph till tomorrow morning. So the fishermen have been instructed not to plow the sea for four days. Winds of 40 kmph will also blow in Ahmedabad, but there is no danger in Ahmedabad. The southern part of Ahmedabad may receive heavy rains but the northern part of Ahmedabad will receive normal rainfall.
The low-pressure area created due to Cyclone Storm Gulab is now on the Gujarat coast and will intensify into a Depression by tonight. (September 30), said India Meteorological Department (IMD). From 1st October, it will become a new cyclone named ‘Shaheen’, said RK Jenamani, senior scientist, IMD.
Due to rains in the state, 100 dams have 90 per cent water content and all the dams have been placed on high alert. Eight dams in the state are on alert while 80 dams have more than 80 per cent water content. In this situation, water has been released from big dams of the state like Ukai, Karjan, Bhadar, Shentrujay today. There are 18 dams in the state which are 70-80 per cent full.