Amdavadis experienced relief from the sweltering heat as rains lashed across the city on Monday triggered by the monster cyclone. The city recorded maximum temperature of 35.2°C. According to the Met department, temperatures are likely to fall further by 3-5 degree Celsius for the next two-three days and rise thereafter.
Ahmedabad received an average of 10.13 mm rainfall till 9pm, with the maximum rainfall of 16 mm recorded in Dudheshwar, followed by 15.50 mm in Jodhpur. And as per the IMD, heavy rainfall is expected on Tuesday in Saurashtra, Kutch, Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Valsad and others. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also expected at isolated places with heavy winds in Ahmedabad, Bharuch, Anand along with affected districts of Saurashtra and Kutch.
“The landfall process of extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae has started as the forward sector of eye of the storm is entering the Saurashtra coast to the east of Diu,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in Ahmedabad. The tropical storm Tauktae, which had intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm, lies close to the Gujarat coast, the IMD said.
The wind speed at the Union Territory of Diu was 133 kmph when the cyclone started making its landfall at around 9.30 pm, the Met office said.AM en