Amit Shah chairs meeting on Cyclone Vayu

Pic Credit Representative image

According to the IMD, the cyclone is likely to move almost northwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval & Diu region as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph during early morning of June 13, 2019. IMD said, "Cyclone Vayu is likely to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around the Veeraval and Diu region".

The weather department warned that it will intensify into a cyclonic storm by Tuesday afternoon and a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. "Thereafter it is very likely to move northward towards Saurashtra coast and cross between Porbandar and Mahua around Veraval and Diu as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speed 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph between June 12 midnight to June 13 early morning". Additionally, India's National Disaster Response Force has pre-positioned 26 teams equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecommunications equipment and moving another 10 teams at the request of the State Government of Gujarat.

Cyclonic Storm Vayu which formed over the Southeast Arabian Sea has moved northwards.

"The system now is seen as a depression over the Southeast and East Central Arabian Sea and is centered at 11.2°N and 71°E, around 800 km South-Southwest of Mumbai", according to skymetweather.com. Wind speeds could reach up to 155 kmph during landfall in Gujarat.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea in the next few days and ports have been asked to flag the danger signal, he said. Gujarat CM Shri Vijay Rupani is personally monitoring the situation.


IMD has forecast moderate to heavy showers over the coast for the next four days till June 14. In a high-level meeting after the IMD warning, the state government deployed 15 teams of NDRF.

According to Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Pankaj Kumar, "We have alerted all district collectors of coastal Gujarat to take immediate steps keeping in mind the likelihood of a cyclone".

The monsoon was anyway expected to be delayed by a week due to its late arrival in Kerala, said another official.

Cities of Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Bhuj, Surat, and Veraval will also see some rainfall activities in view of Cyclone Vayu, resulting in the abatement of heat wave from many pockets.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

USWNT wins most lopsided game in World Cup history
Alex Morgan scored a record-tying five goals and 21-year-old Mallory Pugh scored off of the bench in her Women's World Cup debut. There was no other way to describe the US defeating Thailand on Tuesday night to kick off their Women's World Cup title defense.

Jon Stewart Blasts Lawmakers In Hearing For Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund
Alvarez told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties that, "You all said you would never forget. Several members of the NY congressional delegation, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and Rep.

Democrats push new strategy for enforcing Russian Federation subpoenas
On Twitter, President Trump suggested that Democrats are using Dean as a prop to "do over" the results of the Mueller report. But many Republicans have criticised the hearings, saying now that the Mueller report is out, it is time to move on.

Union Cabinet, council of ministers meeting to be held tomorrow
During the interaction, the Prime Minister recalled his first such interaction with the Secretaries, in June 2014. Modi was in the Maldives on his first official overseas trip since being elected to a second term.

Celebrities Who Suffer With Chronic Diseases
Now if that isn’t the epitome of what a BFF is, I don’t know what is! Selena continues to be on chronic medication. There is also a huge list of celebrities past like famous painter vincent Van Gogh who suffered with this disease.

Other news