Monsoon sets over Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions

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Ahmedabad, June 25(ANI): The meteorological department declared on Thursday that the monsoon has set over Gujarat except for the Central and Northern districts of the state, with heavy rainfall being predicted in Saurashtra within next 24 hours.

"Now we can say that in Gujarat, monsoon has set in the Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions, while it is yet to cover Central and Northern parts of the state," said Kamaljeet Ray, Ahmedabad Director of Indian Meteorological Department.

"Deep depression which hit the Saurashtra coast on Tuesday last has weakened into low pressure and has caused rains in the region for the last two days," said Kamaljeet Ray, while adding: for the next 24-48 hours we predict heavy rainfall in Saurashtra and Kutch region. Though no signals have been issued but fishermen in the coastal areas have been warned not to go into the sea.

According to the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), medium to heavy rainfall was recorded in Jamnagar, Jundagadh and Kutch districts of Gujarat in the past 24 hours.

Ray added that ports have been intimated about the heavy downpour that has been predicted in the Saurashtra and Kutch regions. (ANI)

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