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Cyclone Vayu Highlights: Power supply disrupted in 560 Gujarat villages

Cyclone Vayu, now classified as a “very severe cyclonic storm” by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), is expected to make landfall on this afternoon.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 14, 2019 07:47 IST
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Cyclone Vayu is very likely to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva as a very severe cyclonic storm, today. More than 2.75 Lakh people in the state have been evacuated.

Army, Indian Air Force, Naval, Indian Coast Guard and the National Disaster Relief Fund teams are on standby for rescue and relief operations, as Cyclone Vayu, now classified as a “very severe cyclonic storm” by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), is expected to make landfall on this afternoon.

After touching Gujarat coast, the cyclone is likely to move parallel to Saurashtra and Kutch, bringing rain to Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Dwarka and Kutch.

Also read:Delayed monsoon, cyclone result in 45% rain deficit

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8:57 pm IST

Normal flight operations to resume at Diu and Porbandar airports from 10 am tomorrow

Airports Authority of India (AAI): Normal flight operations to resume at Diu and Porbandar airports (Gujarat) from 10 am tomorrow.

8:56 pm IST

AAI reviewed the status of its airports in Gujarat in wake of Cyclone Vayu

Airports Authority of India: AAI reviewed the status of its airports in Gujarat in wake of Cyclone Vayu. Kandla and Keshod airports to resume normal flight operations from 12 midnight today. Normal flight operations will resume at Bhavnagar airport from 6 am tomorrow, reports news agency ANI.

7:49 pm IST

Schools of 10 districts will stay closed tomorrow: Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani: According to IMD bulletin Cyclone Vayu which was going to hit Gujarat has moved towards Oman. But still for 24 hours administration will be on high alert, schools of 10 districts will stay closed tomorrow.

 

3:49 pm IST

Nine more trains cancelled and another four short terminated with partial cancellation in view of Cyclone Vayu

Western Railway: Nine more trains cancelled and another four short terminated with partial cancellation as precautionary measure in view of the Cyclone Vayu.

 

2:30 pm IST

PM Narendra Modi held telephonic conversation with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on cyclone preparedness

PM Narendra Modi held telephonic conversation with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on cyclone preparedness immediately after reaching Bishkek and assured all assistance and support from Central Govt to mitigate the effects of Cyclone Vayu.

2:30 pm IST

Cyclone Vayu: Power supply disrupted in 560 Gujrat villages

Power supply has been disrupted in nearly 560 villages of Gujarat due to cyclone Vayu and all efforts are on to restore it, an official said on Thursday.

1:01 pm IST

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu over Northeast and adjoining East central Arabian Sea

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu over Northeast and adjoining East central Arabian Sea, cyclone warning for Gujarat coast.

12:20 pm IST

India’s west coast hunkers down as Cyclone Vayu approaches

Pakistan’s meteorological department issued an alert on Thursday, warning fishermen to stay inland this week as the cyclone could cause rough sea conditions.

The cyclone was not likely to directly impact the southern port city of Karachi, but the department said in a statement that the weather system could cause dust storms and rains in various parts of the southern Sindh province.

9:10 am IST

Six teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on alert in Porbandar

Six teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on alert in Porbandar.  

9:05 am IST

Extent of cyclone Vayu is over 900 km

Extent of cyclone is over 900 km. So while eye of cyclone may or may not hit Porbandar, system will still hit.Accompanying risk factors such as wind and storm surge and rainfall, all 3 stay very much threat factors. Hence please don’t relax in preparedness: IMD Mumbai

9:00 am IST

Beaches closed for public in Konkan region in view of cyclonic formation Vayu in Arbian Sea

Beaches closed for public in Konkan region in view of cyclonic formation Vayu in Arbian Sea. As per IMD’s latest update,Cyclone Vayu won’t hit Gujarat;its effect will be seen on coastal regions in forms of heavy wind speed&high rain, reports ANI. 

8:45 am IST

Cyclone Vayu won’t hit Gujarat

Manorama Mohanty, scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Ahmedabad: Cyclone Vayu won’t hit Gujarat. It will pass nearby from Veraval, Porbandar, Dwarka. Its effect will be seen on the coastal regions as there will be heavy wind speed and heavy rain as well, reports ANI.

8:40 am IST

‘This is a natural disaster, only nature can stop it’: Gujarat Minister on Somnath Temple remaining open despite alert

Gujarat Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Somnath Temple remains open despite alert issued in view of Cyclone Vayu. 

7:50 am IST

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu over EC Arabian Sea moved NNW-wards in last 6 hours

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu over EC Arabian Sea moved NNW-wards in last 6 hours. It’s 130 km Southwest of Veraval & 180 km South of Porbandar. It’s likely to move NNW for some time&then NW-wards skirting Saurashtra coast with wind speed 135-145 kmph from this afternoon, reports ANI. 

7:00 am IST

Food packets being prepared by various groups in Rajkot, in the light of Cyclone Vayu

Food packets being prepared by various groups in Rajkot, in the light of Cyclone Vayu . The food packets will be dispatched to the cyclone affected areas of the state, as per the instructions by the govt officials, reports ANI. 

6:55 am IST

Cyclone Vayu: Shed at the entrance of Somnath Temple damaged

The shed at the entrance of Somnath Temple, in Gir Somnath district, damaged due to strong winds. 

6:45 am IST

Sea condition off Maharashtra Coast is to be rough till 15 June

The sea condition is very likely to very rough to high along & off Maharashtra Coast and northern parts of east central Arabian Sea till 15 June. 

6:30 am IST

Wind speed of cyclone Vayu may reach upto 180 kmph

Cyclone Vayu very likely to move nearly north-northwestwards along Saurashtra coast affecting Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu,Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka and Kutch district of Gujarat with wind speed 155-165 kmph gusting to 180 kmph likely from today afternoon, IMD reports.