Gujarat Braces for Rain and Strong Coastal Winds, Providing Relief from Heatwave
Fishermen Cautioned to Avoid the Sea Amid Expectations of a Brewing Storm
As heatwave conditions persist in Gujarat, recording temperatures above 43 degrees in several cities including Ahmedabad, the Meteorological Department has predicted a welcome change in weather. According to their forecast, the state is expected to experience rain along with strong winds starting May 28, providing much-needed relief from the oppressive heat.
Meteorologist Ambalal Patel has hinted at the possibility of a storm brewing in the Arabian Sea during the first week of June. This system, potentially developing into a cyclone, may bring rain to Saurashtra, enhancing the weather relief.
The weather department predicts a dip in temperatures by two to three degrees starting Friday, May 26, with chances of rainfall on May 28 and 29. Regions that could witness rain include Saurashtra, North Gujarat, and Central Gujarat, with specific areas including Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Porbandar, Patan, Mehsana, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Vadodara, Anand, and Bharuch.
In addition to the expected rainfall, a wind alert has been issued for coastal regions and adjoining areas, including Saurashtra and Kutch, with winds forecasted to reach speeds up to 40 kmph in Gujarat and 65 kmph in the coastal areas. In light of these forecasts, fishermen have been advised to refrain from venturing into the sea for the next three days.
Other parts of the country are also set to experience shifts in weather patterns, with thunderstorms and rainfall predicted in Himachal Pradesh due to the Western Disturbance. Rajasthan might face a dust storm, while North India, including Delhi, could witness light to moderate rain, providing relief from the heat. During this period, wind speeds could reach between 40 and 50 kmph.