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Unseasonal Rainfall Hits Parts of Gujarat, Bharuch City Faces Waterlogging

The India Meteorological Department has predicted light rains in select districts of south and Saurashtra regions of the state until Monday morning.

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Gujarat witnessed unexpected rainfall in the past 24 hours, causing waterlogging in certain low-lying areas of Bharuch city, officials reported on Sunday.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted light rains in select districts of south and Saurashtra regions of the state until Monday morning.

According to data from the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), in the 24-hour period concluding at 6 am on Sunday, Bharuch taluka recorded 20 mm of rainfall, followed by Santrampur taluka in Mahisagar district with 12 mm, Talod taluka (Sabarkantha) with 10 mm, Umreth taluka (Anand) with 10 mm, and Ankleshwar taluka (Bharuch) with 9 mm.

The rainfall in Bharuch city resulted in waterlogging in certain low-lying areas, as reported by officials.

In its latest bulletin, the IMD stated that light rains were expected at isolated places in Aravalli, Ahmedabad, Mahisagar, Dangs, Navsari, Valsad, Junagadh, and Gir Somnath in the next 24 hours. Dry weather is anticipated to prevail in the state starting from Monday onwards.

Last week, widespread rainfall across the state led to crop destruction in various areas, and at least 27 people lost their lives, primarily due to lightning strikes. The state government has initiated a survey to assess crop damage and compensate farmers for their losses.

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