Cyclone Vayu Impact in Mumbai: City to Witness Strong Winds, Police Ask People To Be Cautious
Monsoon 2019 (Photo Credits: PTI)

Mumbai, June 12: Parts of Maharashtra are likely to witness heavy rainfall and strong winds till Thursday in the wake of Cyclone Vayu, which is expected to make a landfall on June 3 on the Gujarat coast. Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rainfall since Monday, bringing relief from sweltering heat. However, the heavy rains in the city added to the woes of commuters as road and rail traffic were severely affected. In the wake of the approaching cyclone, a heavy rainfall warning has been issued in parts of Gujarat for the next few days. Cyclone Vayu To Make Landfall on June 13 in Gujarat.

Sanjay Barve, the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai took to Twitter and said in the view of Cyclone Vayu heading towards Gujarat coast, Mumbai is likely to experience very windy conditions from Wednesday afternoon. "Citizens shud not venture into sea & should keep safe distance from shore-line. Parking under weak/old trees be avoided. Take care Mumbai", he tweeted. Cyclone ‘Vayu’ Likely to Hit Gujarat Coast on Thursday, Deep Depression in Arabian Sea Intensifies: IMD. 

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On Wednesday, Deputy Director General (DDG), India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai, KS Hosalikar said Mumbai is going to witness a windy day on Wednesday as the severe cyclonic storm Vayu is now at 280 km south-southwest of Mumbai. He said winds over North Maharashtra coast are very likely to be 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph today.

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Giving details about the weather conditions in Mumbai, Hosalikar said, there is a potential threat from flying objects and the sea conditions are very likely to become rough to high along and off Maharashtra coast on 12 & 13 June. "Sea beaches would require special attention. Fisherman warnings issued. Gusty winds can cause tree falling incidences too", he added.

Cyclone Vayu is expected to make a landfall on the Gujarat coast on June 13. According to a latest update by ANI, the severe cyclonic storm is expected to make a landfall on Thursday morning and all the tourists visiting Dwarka, Somnath, Sasan, Kutch, have been advised to leave for safer places after the afternoon of June 12.