Cyclone Vayu changes course, unlikely to make landfall in Gujarat, says IMD

Updated: Jun 13, 2019, 12:49 IST | mid-day online desk

IMD Additional Director General Devendra Pradhan said the cyclone will remain in the sea and move parallel to the Gujarat coast

Cyclone Vayu changes course, unlikely to make landfall in Gujarat, says IMD
Pic/K S Hosalikar Twitter

New Delhi/Ahmedabad: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that cyclone Vayu has changed its course and it is unlikely to hit the Gujarat coast. Secretary at the Ministry of Earth Sciences M Rajeevan said, "It (Cyclone Vayu) may not make landfall. It will only skirt the coast. It has made a small deviation. But, its effect will be there with strong winds and heavy rain."

Also Read: Cyclone Vayu turned 'very severe'; will remain strong even after landfall

IMD Additional Director General Devendra Pradhan said the cyclone will remain in the sea and move parallel to the Gujarat coast. "It has taken a slight westward movement. It will go parallel to the Gujarat coast," Pradhan said.

"It is very likely to move north-northwestwards for some time and then northwestwards skirting the Saurashtra coast affecting Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar and Devbhoomi Dwarka with wind speed between 135 and 145 kmph, gusting to 160 kmph from June 13 afternoon," the Cyclone Warning Division said in its 8:30 am bulletin.

Also Read: Cyclone Vayu: List of Dos and Don'ts to keep you safe

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe

Gujarat on alert as cyclonic storm Vayu moves towards coast

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK