Weather forecast, Monsoon, and Temperature today HIGHLIGHTS: A deep depression over the Arabian Sea which brewed over the past two days haD intensified into a cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Gujarat coast on June 13 morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Tuesday.
The Gujarat government has already reached out to Odisha to learn and implement the disaster management techniques adopted by them when cyclone Fani hit the eastern coastal state recently. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the entire coastline, starting from Kutch to south Gujarat, has been put on “high alert” and that people living in the coastal belt would be shifted to safer places.
Home Minister Amit Shah also took stock of the situation and chaired a high-level meeting discussing measures to combat the cyclone. He directed the senior officials to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated. Shah also told them to ensure the maintenance of all essential services such as power, telecommunications, health, drinking water, and their immediate restoration in case of damages caused to them, a Home Ministry official said.
Rainfall is expected in Kerala, while North India continues to reel under heatwave conditions. Cyclone Vayu is headed towards Gujarat coast. Read highlights here.
Long spell of below normal rain leaves western and southern India parched
Behind the severe water crisis in Maharashtra, Gujarat and many parts of south peninsular India, is an unusually long stretch of below-normal rainfall across the country. Since July 2018, there has been just one month, this February, that the country received rainfall in excess of the monthly normal.
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Temperature to see slight dip this week in Delhi
Temperatures in Delhi are expected to be slightly lower in the coming week as compared to the past two days, IMD officials said.
On Tuesday, the city saw a maximum temperature of 44.5 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung — the official weather station of the city — and 45.4 degrees Celsius at Palam, a day after the latter saw mercury climbing to 48 degrees Celsius. According to IMD officials, the maximum temperature on Wednesday is expected to be 41 degrees Celsius.
Himachal Pradesh revises school timings due to high temperature
Himachal Pradesh revises school timings due to high temperature.
Himachal Pradesh: Private as well as government schools to open at 8 am & close at 1:30 pm from 12-15 June in Kangra district, due to increasing temperature in the region.— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2019
Rain lashes Valsad in Gujarat
Gujarat's Valsad gets rain ahead of landfall by Cyclone Vayu. Valsad District Collector C R Kharsan said everybody has been put on alert.
C. R. Kharsan, Valsad District Collector: Everybody has been alerted in Valsad district, fishermen have come back, people living in coastal villages have also been alerted. District Administration is completely on alert. #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/IfItSAxggR— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2019
Gujarat braces for cyclone Vayu, deploys quick response forces across districts
Damage is expected in Kutch, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Porbandar, Junagarh, Diu, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts of Gujarat. Major damage to coastal crops and kutch houses is expected in the districts. The IMD has also suggested a total suspension of fishing operations in the area. Read more...
IAF aircraft to carry NDRF personnel to Gujarat for rescue operation
IAF aircraft to carry NDRF personnel from Vijayawada to Jamnagar to rescue people affected by the cyclone in Gujarat.
#CycloneVayu : Today a C-17 aircraft of #IAF got airborne from New Delhi to Vijayawada. The aircraft is planned to airlift about 160 personnel of NDRF from Vijayawada to Jamnagar to carry out the #HADR missions for the people affected by the cyclone in Gujarat. #SavingLives pic.twitter.com/V9Z2KuKJ6r— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) June 11, 2019
Dust storm predicted in Rajasthan
Dust storm and wind at a speed of 40-50kmph predicted in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan: Dust storm/thunderstorm&wind of 40-50 kmph likely to occur at isolated places from 11-15 Jun. Districts likely to be affected – Ajmer,Alwar,Banswara,Baran,Bharatpur,Bhilwara,Bundi,Chittorgarh,Dausa,Dholpur, Jaipur,Jhunjhunu,Karauli Kota,Tonk, Rajsamand,Sikar&Udaipur.— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2019
Wind speed of maximum 135 kmph likely over north Arabian Sea: IMD
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 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." The IMD has issued a warning of heavy rains and high winds at a speed of over 110 kilometres per hour on June 13 and 14 in the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch. (PTI)
In Odisha, 49 people died due to lightning from April 1 till Monday
In Odisha, 49 people died after being struck by lightning from April 1 till Monday (June 10), said Joint Relief Commissioner.
PR Mohapatra, Jt Relief Commissioner, Bhubaneswar:We've info about death of 49 ppl from 1 Apr till y'day due to lightning. In 2017-18,464 ppl died&last yr this reduced to 318 ppl in Odisha.We now send msgs to ppl to be aware of upcoming lightning so that they can save their lives pic.twitter.com/jvl0AJl1gX— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2019
Amit Shah reviews Cyclone Vayu preparations
Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday reviewed the preparations for cyclone Vayu which is expected to make a landfall in Gujarat, and directed officials to ensure all possible steps for the safety of people, officials said. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has pre-positioned 26 teams, comprising about 45 personnel each, and the rescuers are equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipment. After review, the Home minister directed the senior officials to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated. He also told them to ensure the maintenance of all essential services such as power, telecommunications, health, drinking water, and their immediate restoration in the event of damages caused to them, a Home Ministry official said. (PTI)
Officials in touch with Odisha govt to learn disaster management measures
The officials concerned are in touch with the Odisha government to learn and implement the disaster management techniques adopted by them when cyclone Fani hit the eastern coastal state recently, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani said.
Cyclonic storm Vayu likely to intensify into severe cyclonic storm in next 12 hours
Cyclonic storm Vayu likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in next 12 hours
#CyclonicStormVayu lay centered 350 kms West-Southwest (WSW) of Goa, 510 kms South-Southwest (SSW) of Mumbai & 650 kms South of Veraval, continues to move in Northerly direction and is likely to intensify into Severe Cyclonic Storm in next 12 hours.— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2019
Cyclone Vayu: Gujarat on alert
With Cyclone Vayu set to hit Gujarat on Thursday, the state is on high alert and authorities have been asked to shift people from the coast, PTI reported. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said people living in the coastal belt would be shifted to safer places. Rupani told reporters in Gandhinagar that the entire coastline, starting from Kutch to south Gujarat, has been put on "high alert".
"We have cancelled leaves of all the employees concerned and asked them to join the duty. After the Cabinet meet tomorrow, all the ministers will go to various districts to oversee relief and rescue operations," Rupani added
Gujarat Ro-Ro ferry service suspended
Indigo Seaways has decided to suspend Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service for two days from this evening due of Cyclone Vayu. "Because of a cyclonic disturbance in the Arabian Sea, Ghogha- Dahej ferry services will remain suspended from 11th June, 8 pm to 13th June 5 pm," the company said in a statement.
Why Cyclone Vayu is an obstacle to northward progress of monsoon
The cyclone is expected to interfere with normal progression, by sucking all the moisture from the monsoon winds towards itself. Cyclones are sustained by very strong low-pressure areas at their core. Winds in surrounding areas are forced to rush towards these low-pressure areas.
Similar low-pressure areas, when they develop near or over land, are instrumental in pulling the monsoon winds over the country as well. But right now, the low-pressure area at the centre of the cyclone is far more powerful than any local system that can pull the monsoon winds moving northeast.
What this means is that the places where the monsoon has already reached would continue to get rain, mainly along the western coastline, but other areas would have to wait a little longer.
Gujarat government issues warning to fishermen
Following the IMD report, the Gujarat government also issued a warning to fishermen. “The fishermen are advised not to venture into northeast Arabian sea along and off Gujarat coast on June 12, 13 and 14. Those out in deep seas are advised return to the coast,” said Jayanta Sarkar, IMD regional director at Ahmedabad. “In the meeting with the state government authorities, all possible safety and preventive measures were duscussed, including the deployment of NDRF, SDRF and Army personnel,” said Sarkar who was part of the meeting.
Cyclone Vayu likely to hit Gujarat on June 13; coastal cities brace for inundation, crop damage
Cyclone Vayu expected to hit Gujarat coast on June 13 is likely to inundate the low lying coastal areas of Porbandar, Junagarh, Gir Somnath and Amreli districts at the time of landfall. Major damage to coastal crops and kutch houses is expected in the districts. The IMD has also suggested a total suspension of fishing operations in the area. Damage is expected in Porbandar, Junagarh, Gir Somnath and Amreli districts of Gujarat including "major damage to thatched houses and huts, rooftops may blow off, unattached metal sheets may fly, minor damage to power and communication lines while major damage to kutcha and some damage to pucca roads, flooding of escape routes, major damage to coastal crops, damage to embankments and salt pans, breaking of tree branches, uprooting of large avenue trees, moderate damage to banana and papaya trees whereas large dead limbs blown from trees," is expected.
Heatwave predicted over Madhya Pradesh, Vidharba
IMD predicted severe heatwave conditions in Madhya Pradesh and Vidhraba region during the day. “Severe heatwave and poor air quality to continue over Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamunanagar, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida during the next 24 hours,” SkymetWeather said. During the day a dust storm was also seen over Rajasthan with wind speed of 40-50 kmph, which is likely to extend for a period of 36 hours.
IMD predicts rough sea condition across multiple coasts, advises fishermen to stay indoors
According to the IMD, the sea condition is likely to be rough along and off Kerala and Karnataka coasts on June 10; Lakshadweep area, along and off Kerala, Karnataka and south Maharashtra coasts on June 11; rough to very rough along and off south Gujarat and Maharashtra coasts on June 12; and very rough to high along and off Gujarat, North Maharashtra coasts and northern parts of Eastcentral Arabian Sea on June 13.
Cyclone Vayu to cross Mumbai tomorrow, impact not severe: IMD
Mumbai will also be affected Cyclone Vayu, says KS Hosalikar, DDGM, IMD. The impact he says, however, will not be severe. "Cyclone is expected to cross from 250-300 km away, parallel to the Mumbai coast tomorrow, early morning. A cyclonic warning has been issued for fishermen & people living near the coastline," he told news agency ANI.
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