A red alert has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for four districts in Gujarat on July 23. These four districts include Aravalli, Kutch, Mehsana and Sabarkantha. Also, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Jamnagar and Kutch are expected to receive heavy rainfall with high velocity winds between July 24 and July 25 morning, added the weather forecasting department.
Apart from this, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Banaskantha and Sabarkantha, Rajkot, Morbi and Porbandar and heavy rainfall is expected in Ahmedabad, Anand, Aravalli, Gandhinagar, Gir Somnath, Junagadh, Kheda and Valsad, according to the IMD.
Addressing the reporters during daily briefing, Gujarat Revenue Minister Rajendra Trivedi said that heavy rainfall is likely over Dang, Navsari, Surat, Valsad and Tapi but the residents are not in need to worry as the rainfall is predicted over isolated regions of these districts.
The districts – Aravalli, Kutch, Mehsana and Sabarkantha are on red alert for 24 hours from 8:30 am on July 23 till 8:30 am in July 24. Taking prior steps for this, all the district administrations concerned are alerted and are asked to remain prepared according to the direction of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, added the state revenue minister.
Talking about rainfall in the state on Wednesday, Kaprada in Valsad district recorded a highest amount of rain with 23 mm of rainfall in 12 hours between 6 am to 6 pm. Followed by Kaprada, Dholera in Ahmedabad received 21 mm and Vadodara along with Pardi in Valsad recorded 18 mm of rainfall each.