Heavy rain in many areas of Gujarat, Surat, Valsad flooded. Latest News India

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Gujarat including Surat, Amreli and Valsad. Incessant floods have resulted in heavy water accumulation, videos from major cities shared by ANI showed.

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Heavy rains have left several districts of south Gujarat inundated, with Surat recording 5 inches of rain.
Heavy rains have left several districts of south Gujarat inundated, with Surat recording 5 inches of rain.

The IMD had predicted heavy rainfall in Gujarat till July 3 with the advance of Southwest Monsoon in the state. A red alert was issued in Surat, while an orange alert was issued in Valsad and Amreli.

According to the IMD, due to offshore cyclonic activity, Valsad and other districts of South Gujarat will continue to receive heavy rains, while the rest of the state will also receive light to moderate rains.

Visuals showed people wading through knee-deep water, in Surat, where Pulsana recorded 5.2 inches of rain, and Surat city recorded 3.6 inches, according to a report by Denek Jagran. 11 taluks recorded more than 2 inches of rain.

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IMD has informed that very heavy rain will continue in Surat, Valsad, Dang, Tapi, parts of Amreli, Nausari, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli for the next 5 days. According to daily Jagran, there has been heavy rain in 134 talukas of Gujarat in the last 6 hours.

The roof of the Rajkot airport was also damaged during heavy rain on Saturday and collapsed in the passenger pickup area near the terminal. While no one was killed or injured, this was the third incident at an airport in the past week after Delhi and Jabalpur.

According to the IMD, rain conditions will remain higher than earlier forecasts due to cyclonic conditions in Gujarat. It has also warned of thunderstorms and cloud-to-ground lightning over the next few days.

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