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Weather Forecast, Cyclone Vayu Today Highlights: Nearly 2.15 lakh people evacuated today; red alert sounded in 10 districts

Weather Forecast Today, Cyclone Vayu Today in Gujarat HIGHLIGHTS: The state is on high alert and all possible arrangements have been done with the mission of “zero tolerance and zero casualty”.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2019 11:02:19 pm

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Weather Forecast, Cyclone Vayu HIGHLIGHTS: A deep depression over the Arabian Sea intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” Wednesday morning, the IMD said. As the cyclone continued to progress towards Saurashtra and Kutch regions of neighbouring Gujarat, the weather department upgrading its severity condition, forecast its landfall Thursday afternoon.

The state is on high alert and all possible arrangements have been done with the mission of “zero tolerance and zero casualty”. The Indian Army has deployed 10 columns in the coastal areas of Gujarat on Wednesday night. The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy have also deployed helicopters and ships at nodal points in the state for relief and rescue operations and stationed a “highly mobile radar” at state capital Gandhinagar. The IMD had also issued a warning of heavy rains and strong winds for the next two days in at various areas of Saurashtra and Kutch. Fishermen have also been warned against going for fishing due to rough sea conditions.

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23:02 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Cyclone Vayu is likely to make landfall tomorrow, police persuade family to move from kuccha house

Police persuade a family to move from their kuccha house to a cyclone shelter as Cyclone Vayu induced rainfall and high velocity winds in Bavaliya Vistar of Chanch village on Wednesday.

21:59 (IST)12 Jun 2019
30 more trains have been cancelled as Cyclone Vayu is likely to make landfall tomorrow
21:45 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Gujarat: More than 2.15 lakh people have been evacuated from coastal areas today

More than 2,15,000 people were evacuated today from low-lying areas of Gujarat as Cyclone Vayu inches closer to the state's coastline, according to news agency PTI. The latest weather report said that Cyclone Vayu has turned into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and an alert has been sounded in 10 districts of the state. 

Porbandar: NDRF officials while carrying out an evacuation drive as Cyclone 'Vayu' advances towards the Gujarat coast, in Porbandar, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (PTI Photo)
21:32 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Cyclone Vayu: Fishermen have been advised against venturing into the sea for the next 3 days

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Eastcentral Arabian Sea and along & off Maharashtra Coast on 12th & 13th; north Arabian sea and along & off Gujarat coast during 12th to 15 th June, 2019.

21:19 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Cyclone Vayu likely to cross Gujarat coast between Dwarka and Veraval as a very severe cyclonic storm: IMD

Cyclone Vayu likely to cross Gujarat coast between Dwarka and Veraval as a very severe cyclonic storm, IMD reported.

20:59 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Until 7:50 pm, 27 flights to Delhi airport have been diverted

27 flights destined for Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport have been diverted till 1950 hours today.  The Airports Authority of India on Wednesday announced that flight operations will remain suspended at five airports in Gujarat for 24 hours from midnight Wednesday in order to minimise the damage to airport infrastructure and to avoid inconvenience to passengers due to Cyclone Vayu.

20:53 (IST)12 Jun 2019
NDMA issued a list of Do's and Dont's ahead of Cyclone Vayu making a landfall
20:48 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Strong winds take over Kutch region
20:22 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Western Railway is running 3 special evacuation trains in Rajkot Division
20:16 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Flight operations at Porbandar, Diu, Bhavnagar, Keshod and Kandla have been susepended from tonight
20:01 (IST)12 Jun 2019
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19:40 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Dust storm hits Delhi NCR, heavy showers likely later tonight

A severe dust storm swept across Delhi NCR on Wednesday, with heavy showers expected in parts of the capital later in the evening.

“Clouding in #Delhi and NCR, intense #DelhiRains ahead. Expect some parts to see heavy showers as well. Stay safe folks!” Skymet Weather said in a tweet. Read full story here

19:33 (IST)12 Jun 2019
'I pray for the safety of the people. MHA in continuous touch with State govts/UTs': Home Minister Amit Shah
19:31 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Army, IAF teams on standby as 'Vayu' moves closer to Gujarat coast

As the "very severe" cyclonic storm 'Vayu' is inching closer to Gujarat coast and expected to make a landfall Thursday, the Army, the Air Force, and the NDRF teams are deployed and put on standby for rescue and relief operations along the coastal districts. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has also deployed ships and aircraft to enable search and rescue post the landfall of the cyclonic storm.  (PTI)

19:07 (IST)12 Jun 2019
In a respite to the sweltering heat in the city, Noida witnesses strong winds
19:02 (IST)12 Jun 2019
NDRF team alerts citizens near Jafrabad Port; port operations have come to a halt

Operations at all ports and airports located near the Gujarat coastline have been halted temporarily as a precautionary measure against cyclone 'Vayu', the state government said on Wednesday.

18:30 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Gujarat: Cyclone Vayu changes path, likely to make a landfall between Dwarka and Veraval

IN THE latest development, with the increased severity of the cyclonic storm Vayu that has now turned into a very severe cyclonic storm, a change in its path has been recorded along with a delayed expected landfall in Gujarat's coastal region. From the earlier expected landfall early morning of June 13 at Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar) around Veraval (Gir Somnath district) and Diu region, it is now predicted to make a landfall between Dwarka and Veraval.

18:20 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Four deaths reported in Gujarat, ahead of Cyclone Vayu landfall in state

As Cyclone Vayu is likely to hit Gujarat coast early Thursday morning, the South Gujarat region started witnessing high-speed winds, lightning and rain Tuesday onward, in which at least four persons were killed in accidents caused by rainfall. Four deaths were reported from Tapi and Dangs district as rooftops of many kutcha houses in these districts also flew away. 

18:08 (IST)12 Jun 2019
West Railways cancels services of 15 trains, shortly terminates services for 16 other trains
17:59 (IST)12 Jun 2019
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Cyclone Vayu is headed towards Gujarat coast. Follow weather updates here.