Updated: May 19, 2021 9:47:19 am
Cyclone Tauktae, which made landfall in Gujarat between Diu and Una around 9 pm on Monday, wreaked havoc in other coastal towns and cities as well. Beyond Gujarat, the cyclone has affected parts of Maharashtra as well and a video of huge waves lashing onto Gateway of India in Mumbai is now going viral.
Among several scary videos doing rounds on social media, one of the waves crashing on the walls of the Gateway of India and the adjoining jetty have left people anxious online.
The video captured most likely from the Taj Mahal hotel near the iconic monument, showed fierce waves from the Arabian sea knocking off metallic barricades set up along the waters. Sounds of strong winds in the video too left many frightened online owing to nature’s fury.
Take a look here:
Maaaan …..nature’s fury has no parallel !
— Sameer (@BesuraTaansane) May 17, 2021
Many others too started to share other video expressing concern and hoping that everyone remains safe while already battered under the second wave of coronavirus.
🄼 🌧 🅄🌪 🄼⚡🄱 🌊 🄰 💨 🄸
Stay indoors. Stay safe, Paltan!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 17, 2021
— Mridula (@mridulasee) May 17, 2021
It’s so scary 😣😣 https://t.co/QhLq7LlHWy
— Shivani 🖤 (@MostlySane007) May 17, 2021
Scary as hell with winds howling and torrential rain
— Vasanthi 🇮🇳 (@vagaitonde) May 17, 2021
Unbelievable. There used to be boats loading and dropping to and fro Elephanta.
— Flutter Mars (@FlutterMars) May 17, 2021
The sound of the winds alone is a scary reminder of our insignificance and frailty 🥴
— Nandita Warrier (@WarrierNandita) May 17, 2021
That’s mother nature’s anger
— VG (@dgviky) May 17, 2021
Wow at first. It’s an extreme severe cyclone storm crossing/passing. Wonder when was the last time Mumbai /western coast of India got cyclone. https://t.co/Lyqd6vqMvv
— Janani (@njan85) May 17, 2021
This looks pretty bad! 😱😦 https://t.co/a1FeDV01JB
— Ss (@sushsha1) May 17, 2021
Extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae weakened to a ‘very severe’ cyclone on Tuesday, a day after making landfall in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. In its latest bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the storm was moving at 11 kmph and layover Saurashtra in Gujarat at 5.30 am about 95 km north-northeast of Diu and10 km south of Amreli. (Follow Live updates here)
The weather department said Cyclone Tauktae was likely to move north-northwestwards and gradually weaken into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ by 11 am. The IMD has predicted extremely heavy rainfall in Saurashtra, Kutch, Konkan and parts of Rajasthan today.
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