Cyclone Vayu to hit Gujarat, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep

Gujarat : The Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department has said that Cyclone Vayu is likely to move nearly northward and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu region.

According to the latest weather forecast, a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 110-120 kmph to 135 kmph is likely to occur during the early morning of June 13.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy rains with winds blowing at the speed of over 110 kms on June 13 and 14 in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch.

Gujarat government has decided to deploy NDRF personnel in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch from Tuesday morning. The government will also put the Army, the Navy and the Coast Guard on alert.

The Cyclone Warning Division also said that the deep depression over east-central and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep lays centred at about 320 km northwest of Aminidivi (Lakshadweep), 680 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 840 km south-southeast of Veraval (Gujarat).

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