Mumbai, June 14: Cyclone Vayu has passed Maharashtra's coastline and is moving towards away from Gujarat, bringing relief to coastal districts, but not in Mumbai. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Vayu will have an impact on the South West Monsoon. The IMD said that it may take another seven days to reach Monsoon in Mumbai. Cyclone Vayu Skirts Gujarat, Coastal Districts Remain on High Alert.
The Cyclone has delayed the onset of monsoon in Maharashtra. The monsoon which would have to be started between June 12 and 15 is delayed because of the very severe cyclonic storm for some more days. Because of Cyclone Vayu, Mumbai witnessed pre-Monsoon showers. Monsoon 2019: As Mumbai Experiences its First Showers, Funny Memes Flood The Internet (Check Pics and Tweets).
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IMD, Mumbai: #CycloneVayu to have an impact on the movement on the South West Monsoon, may take another seven days to reach Mumbai.
— ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2019
The first heavy rains for the season was on Monday, followed by extreme winds and thunderstorm. In the last 24 hours, moderate rainfall was observed in the capital city. On Thursday, light rains and gusty winds were reported in areas of Thane, Vashi, Andheri, and BKC.
Meanwhile, Cyclone 'Vayu' which was projected to hit Gujarat coast on Thursday veered away to the west, but the state is still on high alert due to heavy rains and extreme winds. The cyclonic storm changed its course on June 13 night and is heading towards Oman.