Guwahati, June 11, 2019:
After Fani, cyclone Vayu is about to hit the country. A cyclonic storm is moving fast towards the north and is expected to hit the Gujarat coast.
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Vayu will hit the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva with wind speed up to 120 kmph on Thursday.
As per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reports, the deep depression has been located off the Lakshadweep coast near Aminidivi. It is expected to intensify within the next 24 hours.
Following this alarming updates, schools and colleges have declared a holiday in Gujarat on June 13.
Reportedly, the state government has decided to deploy 10 teams of NDRF personnel in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch from Tuesday morning. Along with that the government will also put the Army, the Navy and the Coast Guard on alert.
High alert has been set in Gujarat.
The IMD has issued a warning of heavy rains and high winds at a speed of over 110 kilometres on Thursday and Friday along the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch.
Cyclone Vayu will move over the east-central area and adjoining areas of the Arabian Sea on Tuesday evening with a wind speed of 90-100 kmph. Mild impacts are also expected over Lakshadweep area, Kerala, Karnataka and south Maharashtra coasts.
Vayu is expected to intensify on Wednesday and blow at a wind speed of 110-120 kmph. It is likely to go up to 60-70 kmph speed gusting at 80 kmph speed over Gujarat coast from Wednesday morning. I will become a gust wind with speed reaching 110-120 kmph by night. Over the Maharashtra coast, it is very likely to be 50-60 kmph gusting at up to 70 kmph.
The fishermen have been advised to not venture into the Northeast Arabian Sea and along the Gujarat coast on Wednesday and Thursday.
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