Friday, June 26, 2009

Junagadh District Saurastra -Veraval Keshod Mangrol Samachar

Moderate to heavy rain forecast in Junagadh.

Moderate to heavy rain has been forecast across Junagadh following a depression in the Arabian Sea off Veraval coast, to the extent that the danger signal no 3 has been sounded at the Veraval Port.

Fishermen have also been warned against venturing out into the sea.

B A Jethva, Port Supervisor, Veraval, said: “The depression in the Arabian Sea is located 10 degree north latitude and 71.5 degree east longitude. It might get converted into a deep depression followed by cyclone. Alert has been sounded and Signal no 3 have been hoisted at the Veraval Port.”

Since the last 24 hours ending Tuesday, rainfall has been reported in eight talukas in Junagadh district. According to the district flood control room, maximum 55 mm rainfall has been reported in Maliya town, followed by Keshod, 23 mm; Talala and Una 21 mm; Bhesan 15 mm; Visavadar 12mm; Junagadh 11 mm; and Manawadar 2 mm.

But the three talukas of Veraval, Mangrol and Mendarada are yet to receive rain.

With the beginning of rainfall, power supply was disrupted in Junagadh city for three hours on Monday evening.

Besides in Bhesan, rain accompanied by wind was reported and power supply was disrupted in some 117 villages. Power supply was, however, restored later, officials said.

Three incidents of lightning were reported at Najapur, Koyalana and Bhalgam village in Junagadh district. No casualty has been reported so far, but two domestic animals were reportedly killed in lightning strikes.

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