Cyclone Vayu Likely To Hit Gujarat On Wednesday


New Delhi: Cyclone Vayu, a cyclonic storm, is fast moving towards the north and is expected to hit the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva with wind speed up to 120 kmph on June 13.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday evening said that the Cyclone Vayu has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Gujarat coast on June 13 morning.

In its forecast for June 13, the IMD said, “Gale wind speed of the order of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph very likely over the north Arabian Sea and Gujarat coast in morning hours and decrease gradually thereafter. It is very likely to be 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over north Maharashtra coasts and northern parts of east-central Arabian Sea.”

Anticipating the impact of Cyclone Vayu, schools and colleges have declared a holiday on June 13, the day the cyclone will hit Gujarat.

The met department has issued a warning of heavy rains and high winds at a speed of over 110 kilometres on June 13 and 14 in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch. Orange alerted cyclonic storm is expected to bring widespread rain all along India’s western coast, as per IMD.