Weather Forecast, Cyclone Vayu Today in Gujarat, Mumbai HIGHLIGHTS: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said Thursday that according to an IMD bulletin, the storm, which was going to hit Gujarat, has moved towards Oman. He said the administration will continue to be on high alert for the next 24 hours.
Weather forecast, Monsoon, Temperature today and Cyclone Vayu HIGHLIGHTS: "The system is very likely to weaken into a Deep Depression during the next 06 hours and into a depression during subsequent 06 hours. The system is very likely to move northeastwards and cross north Gujarat coast by midnight of 17th June 2019 as a Depression," the latest IMD bulletin stated.
On Sunday morning, the cyclone remained centred about 470 km west-southwest of Porbandar, 440 km southwest of Dwarka and 545 km southwest of Bhuj, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a bulletin.
Cyclone Vayu was to hit the Gujarat coast on June 13 morning, but it recurved on the night of June 12 and skirted the Gir, Somnath, Porbandar. It is currently moving away from the Gujarat coast, but it will recurve again from Sunday.
The IMD in a statement said that the cyclone is likely to be accompanied by strong winds speed of the order of 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph off Gujarat coast. The sea conditions are likely to remain rough till June 17.
On Thursday, in a massive evacuation drive, around three lakh people were shifted to safer places as the cyclonic storm Vayu inched closer to the Gujarat coast. It was expected to make landfall between Dwarka and Veraval this afternoon.