As cyclone ‘Vayu’ advances towards the Gujarat coast, the state government launched an enormous departure exercise to move around 300,000 people from low-lying regions of Saurashtra and Kutch regions, authorities said Wednesday.
IMD Issues Red Alert For Gujarat As Cyclone Vayu Hits The Coast
As per the most recent weather information, the violent wind has increased into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and is situated around 340 km south of Gujarat’s Veraval coast.
Mumbai and some neighboring beachfront regions of Maharashtra saw a blustery Wednesday morning as violent wind ‘Vayu’ transformed into a “very severe cyclonic storm”, the climate office said.
“Cyclone Vayu has turned into a very severe cyclonic storm. It would cause gusty winds to blow at a speed of 145 kmph to 170 kmph by Thursday morning,” the IMD said.
The Indian Meteorological Department has said that thunderstorm and lightning went with the breezy wind (40-50kmph) is in all respects likely at isolated places in the regions of North Gujarat locale including Banaskantha and Sabarkantha today and tomorrow (Thursday).
The alert comes in wake of Cyclone Vayu, which is probably going to make landfall over the Saurashtra bank of Gujarat as an extreme cyclonic tempest early Thursday morning with winds blasting up to 135 kmph and tempest floods of up to 1.5 meters. Tropical Cyclone Vayu, which framed Monday, reinforced on Tuesday into a sea tempest quality tropical tornado (which means twists more than 120 kph, or 75 mph) in the Arabian Sea. Gujarat government has pronounced a two-day occasion for every one of the schools and universities situated in a few parts of Gujarat.
Heavy to very heavy rains in all respects likely at segregated places in Saurashtra ta Amreli, Gir Somnath, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, and Diu. Heavy rains are in all respects likely at secluded places in districts of South Gujarat district, in Navsari, Daman, Valsad, Dadra Nagar Haveli on 12 June, as per IMD