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Heavy rains lash Gujarat, port warning issued for fishermen

Heavy showers lashed several parts of Gujarat which recorded 19.46 mm rains in the last 24 hours, State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) officials said.

The rain gauges recorded heavy to very heavy rainfall in North Gujarat (39 mm), East-Central (15mm), Saurashtra (15mm), Kutch (13mm) and South Gujarat (12mm).

Meanwhile, the regional Meteorological Centre here has issued a warning to ports located in the coastal regions.

Gujarat has so far received a total rainfall of 592.24 mm, which is 74.31 per cent of the total rainfall the state receives during monsoons, the GSDMA figures said.

Most parts of Gujarat have received 66 to 87 per cent of seasons’ rain. South Gujarat has recorded highest 900.07 mm rains, followed by Saurashtra region (552.85 mm) and East- Central Gujarat (549.87 mm), it said.

Kutch region, which has witnessed least rainfall in the state, received 255.90 mm rains, where as North Gujarat has registered decent 475.55 mm rainfall, it added.

According to the Meteorological Centre, heavy to very heavy rainfall is anticipated across the state in the next 72 hours.

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