Cyclone Vayu: All Beaches in Konkan Region Including Mumbai and Palghar Likely to Remain Shut for Public
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Mumbai, June 12: As the severe cyclonic storm- Cyclone Vayu advances towards the Gujarat coast, all beaches in Maharashtra have been shut for the next two days. According to a tweet by ANI, the Maharashtra Government on Wednesday said that in view of the cyclonic formation in the Arabian Sea coupled with high tide on June 12 & 13, all beaches in the Konkan region will be closed. The tweet further added saying that the beaches that may be shut immediately for public for the next two days include--Palgahar, Thane, Mumbai (city/suburban), Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. Cyclone Vayu To Make Landfall on June 13 in Gujarat.

The severe cyclonic storm is expected to make a landfall between Veraval and Mahuva on the Gujarat coast on June 3. The cyclone Vayu has turned into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and it is likely to cause gusty winds to blow at a speed of 145 kmph to 170 kmph by Thursday morning. Vayu is believed to cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Gujarat along with rise in storm activity in low lying coastal areas of Dwarka, Porbandar, Junagarh, Diu, Gir, Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts at the time of landfall. List of Trains Cancelled From June 12 To June 14 Due to Cyclone Vayu.

Here's the tweet:

In Gujarat, a high alert has been sounded in nearly 20 villages on the Gujarat coast on Wednesday ahead of the cyclonic storm. According to reports, about 39 schools in villages near the coastal areas of Valsad are expected to remain closed. The Kandla port in Kutch district will temporarily remain closed ahead of the landfall. How Cyclone Vayu Got Its Name. 

Take a Look at the Tweet:

The cyclone is likely to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva on 13th morning.”It (Vayu) is very likely to move northwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu region as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speed 140-150 kmph gusting to 165 kmph around the morning of June 13,” the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had said in a statement. Cyclone Vayu is likely to cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts