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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Cyclone.

Gujarat Cyclone.

Here are the top 10 points on Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat and Mumbai rain. IMD has issued a red alert for Saurashtra and Kutch region of Gujarat



  • Ahmedabad/Mumbai: As Gujarat braces for Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Vayu’, which is expected to make landfall on Thursday, Mumbai and some neighbouring coastal areas of Maharashtra witnessed a windy Wednesday.

  • In wake of the cyclonic storm, the Arabian Sea has turned turbulent, said the IMD, adding that bigger waves are now advancing towards coastal areas

  • . Meanwhile, huge sea waves lashed Devbaug village in Malvan tehsil of Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra today. The Chowpatty beach in Porbandar also witnessed high tides and strong winds.

  • After taking stock of the current weather condition, the weather forecasting agency has issued a red alert for cyclonic storm Vayu

  • It has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off Gujarat coast from June 13 to June 16

  • The state government is in constant touch with Odisha in view of the eastern state's successful handing of similar calamities like cyclone 'Fani' in May this year and cyclone 'Titli' last year, officials said.

  • According to the latest weather information, the cyclone has intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and is located around 340 km south of Gujarat's Veraval coast.

  • The Indian Meteorological Department has said that thunderstorm and lightning accompanied with gusty wind (40-50kmph) is very likely at isolated places in the districts of North Gujarat region including Banaskantha and Sabarkantha today and tomorrow (Thursday).

  • The alert comes in wake of Cyclone Vayu, which is likely to make landfall over the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat as a severe cyclonic storm early Thursday morning with winds gusting up to 135 kmph and storm surges of up to 1.5 metres.

  •  Tropical Cyclone Vayu, which formed Monday, strengthened on Tuesday into a hurricane-strength tropical cyclone (meaning winds in excess of 120 kph, or 75 mph) in the Arabian Sea. Gujarat government has declared a two-day holiday for all the schools and colleges located in several parts of Gujarat.

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