"According to IMD bulletin, Cyclone Vayu which was going to hit Gujarat has moved towards Oman. But still for 24 hours administration will be on high alert, schools of 10 districts will stay closed tomorrow," said Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
Western Railway: Nine more trains cancelled and another four short terminated with partial cancellation as precautionary measure in view of Cyclone Vayu.
Keeping in mind the safety & security of train passengers in view of #VayuCyclone, WR has decided to cancel 9 more trains & short terminate with partial cancellation another 4 trains as a precautionary measure in the cyclone prone areas. #VayuCycloneGujarat pic.twitter.com/gybj6fF6iy
— Western Railway (@WesternRly) June 13, 2019
According to IMD, Cyclone Vayu is now moving northwestwards and has started skirting Saurashtra coast. It further said that heavy spells of rainfall are continuing over coastal areas and are likely to go on for the next three hours.
Gujarat: NDRF rescued a pregnant woman requiring pre-term delivery from Shiyalbet village, where boats are the only mode of transportation & brought her to a hospital in Jafarabad. The woman successfully delivered a baby boy, condition of both the child and mother is stable.
Gujarat: NDRF rescued a pregnant woman requiring pre-term delivery from Shiyalbet village, where boats are the only mode of transportation & brought her to a hospital in Jafarabad. The woman successfully delivered a baby boy, condition of both the child and mother is stable. pic.twitter.com/ZRY9dVad81
— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2019
Gujarat CMO: PM Narendra Modi held telephonic conversation with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on cyclone preparedness immediately after reaching Bishkek and assured all assistance and support from Central Govt to mitigate the effects of Cyclone Vayu.
According to IMD Ahmedabad, at present, Vayu is 160 km south-southwest of Diu, 110 km southwest of Veraval (Gujarat) and 140 km south of Porbandar (Gujarat). The cyclonic storm is very likely to move north-northwest for some time and then north-west skirting the Saurashtra coast affecting Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar and Devbhoomi Dwarka with wind speed 135-145 kmph gusting to 160 kmph.
In the wake of Cyclone Vayu, operations at airports in Gujarat were temporarily suspended. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) said the impact of cyclone Vayu has been milder at most airports in Gujarat and there has been no damage to aerodromes' infrastructure so far. To avoid disruptions and damages to infrastructure, the AAI has suspended flight operations at airports in Porbandar, Diu, Bhavnagar, Keshod and Kandla for 24 hours starting midnight Wednesday.
Heavy rainfall lashed the Gujarat coast on Thursday as it nears coast. Also high wind speed of up to 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph likely over north Maharashtra Coast. The National Disaster Management Authority of India (NDMA) has tweeted saying, "Gale winds speed of the order of 135-145 kmph gusting to 160 kmph very likely to prevail over the north Arabian Sea and Gujarat coast. It is very likely to be 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over north Maharashtra Coast and northern parts of east-central Arabian Sea."
— NDMA India (@ndmaindia) June 13, 2019
According to latest update of Cyclone Vayu, the cyclonic storm is not likely to hit Gujarat, but strong winds and rainfall will hit the coastal regions. Reports inform that 70 mm rain in southwest Gujarat is expected over the next 48 hours.
The severe cyclonic storm that was to make a landfall on the Gujarat coast on Thursday is believed to dissolve before reaching Karachi coast, a report by private weather agency Skymet weather reported. Read Full Story Here
— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) June 13, 2019
Ahmedabad, June 13: The severe cyclonic storm-Cyclone Vayu has advanced towards the Gujarat coast and is expected to make landfall on Thursday afternoon. In the wake of the change in weather conditions, Gujarat has shifted around three lakh people from low-lying areas of Saurashtra and Kutch regions on Wednesday. According to several media reports, Vayu has changed its course overnight off Gujarat coast. Earlier it was to make a landfall between Porbandar and Veraval on Thursday morning but now its moving further into the sea instead of moving towards land. Catch Live Updates on Cyclone Vayu, movement and its impact on other parts of India. List of Dos and Don'ts by NDMA to Keep You Safe During the Severe Cyclonic Storm.
Earlier, the cyclone has intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” and changed its course slightly. Now, it would hit the Gujarat coast anywhere between Veraval in the south and Dwarka in the west Thursday afternoon. Cyclone Vayu: List of Trains Cancelled From June 12 To June 14 Due to Severe Cyclonic Storm Expected in Gujarat.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on tweeted that Gujarat has evacuated about 3 lakh people and Diu has evacuated over 10,000 people from low-lying areas to safer places. Indian Coast Guard, Navy, Army & Air Force units have also been put on standby and aircraft and helicopters are carrying out aerial surveillance. Nearly 400 flights were affected due to bad weather caused by the cycle Vayu which hit the neighbouring Gujarat coast, according to an airport official.