IMD predicts heavy rains for Gujarat's Saurashtra and Kutch region; isolated places of Goa, Madhya Maharashtra also set for heavy downpour

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Saturday

  • The weather forecasting agency also predicted that some places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram are also likely to witness heavy downpour throughout the day

  • Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely to occur at isolated places over Jharkhand and Odisha

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Saturday. The weather forecasting agency also predicted that some places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram are also likely to witness heavy downpour throughout the day.

 IMD predicts heavy rains for Gujarats Saurashtra and Kutch region; isolated places of Goa, Madhya Maharashtra also set for heavy downpour

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"Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Tripura, Gujarat, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal," the IMD stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin.

Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely to occur at isolated places over Jharkhand and Odisha. Strong winds, speed reaching 45-55 kilometres per hour gusting to 65 kilometres per hour, are likely to prevail over the northeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea, western parts of west-central and southwest Arabian Sea and south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts.

The organisation has advised fishermen not to venture into these areas for the next couple of days.

Updated Date: Sep 21, 2019 11:28:26 IST