Cyclone Vayu Won’t Hit Gujarat, Will Pass Nearby From Veraval, Porbandar, Dwarka As It Changes Course, Says IMD
Cyclone Vayu (Photo Credits: IANS)

Ahmedabad, June 13: Cyclone Vayu, the severe cyclonic storm, will not hit Gujarat, as it changed its course over night. Much to the relief of authorities, the cyclone has changed its trajectory and is now moving northwestwards, which means the cyclonic storm has moved away from the land and is now moving towards the sea. According to Manorama Mohanty, a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Ahmedabad, Cyclone Vayu won't hit Gujarat. Mohanty said the Cyclone will pass nearby from coastal areas of Veraval, Porbandar, Dwarka and its effect will be seen on the coastal regions as there will be heavy wind speed and heavy rain as well. Cyclone Vayu Live News Updates.

The IMD said Cyclone Vayu has changed course and moved away from Gujarat coast. It’s unlikely to hit Saurashtra coast but the sea is likely to remain turbulent and coastal areas may receive heavy rains. Reports inform that a total of 47 teams of NDRF along with military forces have been operational in the state. In the wake of the changing weather conditions, flight operations at airports in Porbandar, Diu, Bhavnagar, Keshod and Kandla have been suspended till Thursday midnight. List of Dos and Don'ts by NDMA to Keep You Safe During the Severe Cyclonic Storm.

In wake of the approaching cyclone in Arabian Sea coupled with high tide on June 12 and 13, all beaches in Konkan region of Maharashtra have been shut off to the public. According to reports, as Gujarat and Diu are braving to face “very severe” cyclone Vayu, Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday informed that about 3.1 lakh people living in the low-lying areas have been evacuated and the NDRF has pre-positioned 52 teams for rescue and relief operations.