Ahmedabad, June 13: Cyclone Vayu changed its trajectory on Wednesday night and started moving northeastwards, i.e. away from the land. With the change in its direction, the cyclonic storm moved further into the Arabian sea and not towards land (the Gujarat coast), where it was supposed to make a landfall on June 13. According to private weather agency Skymet Weather, Vayu’s speed is predicted to become slow and after it skirts the Gujarat coast on Thursday, it will dissolve in the sea before nearing the Karachi Coast in Pakistan. Cyclone Vayu Live News Updates.
The agency further added saying Vayu is also likely to encounter an anti-cyclone over North Arabian Sea and is likely to making no landfall and weakening in the sea itself. According to current weather conditions, Vayu may just brush the Gujarat coast near Porbandar, close to Dwarka or Okha coast and may weaken to a Category 1 cyclone. List of Dos and Don'ts by NDMA to Keep You Safe During the Severe Cyclonic Storm.
Earlier, the cyclone was seen moving straight towards the Gujarat coast, but is has now slightly moved away, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. While the cyclone headed towards Gujarat earlier, it had brought a good spell of rain to Mumbai and neighbouring Raigad, Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra.
However, the western coast (in Gujarat and Maharashtra) continues to be on high alert as strong winds and rough seas are expected for the next 24 to 48 hours. On the Gujarat coast, as many as 52 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed for rescue and relief operations.