Cyclone Vayu crosses Gujarat coast, causes heavy rains

Category : Gujarat News
Updated On : June 19, 2019 01:59 AM
By Indian Times Daily

After playing truant for a week, Cyclone Vayu went past the Kutch coast in Gujarat on Tuesday in a considerably weakened state, leaving moderate to heavy showers at several places with the mercury plummeting dramatically.

"Cyclone Vayu converted into a low pressure area and crossed over Kutch in the morning," Manorama Mohanty, scientist at the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Ahmedabad Centre, told reporters.

This had caused rainfall at several places, and according to Mohanty, "rains are likely to continue till Wednesday in Kutch, Saurashtra and north Gujarat regions because of its impact".

"Warning for ports has been lowered, but the advisory for fishermen will continue till Wednesday morning. The low pressure system is going to further weaken," she said.

The low pressure system caused strong winds over northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Saurashtra and Kutch regions with a speed of 30-40 km per hour gusting to 50 kmph till Tuesday evening, an official release from the IMD said.


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