Gujarat state on high alert over Cyclone Vayu, a cyclonic storm, is fast moving towards the north and is expected to hit the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva with wind speed up to 120 kmph on June 13.
Cyclone Vayu is expected to have an impact on the Gujarat coast after two days on Thursday. The deep depression is located off the Lakshadweep coast near Aminidivi and is expected to intensify within the next 24 hours. With the warning of heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat, the state government has decided to deploy NDRF personnel in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch from Tuesday morning.
With a depression building in the Arabian Sea, which is likely to develop into a severe cyclonic storm, the authorities have put Gujarat on high alert.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the deep depression in the Arabian Sea is developing into a severe cyclonic storm and will cause heavy rainfall in the coastal areas of Saurashtra region in the coming days.
The government has decided to deploy National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch from Tuesday morning, owing to likely storm and heavy rain.
The government will also put the Army, the Navy and the Coast Guard on alert.
According to the IMD, heavy rain is likely on Thursday and Friday in the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch, with winds blowing at a speed of over 110 kmph. The government has advised fishermen against venturing into the sea in the next few days, while ports have been directed to flag a danger signal.
“A heavy rain warning has been issued for Saurashtra and Kutch on June 13 and 14 due to the depression in the Arabian Sea, which will turn into a severe cyclonic storm,” State Meteorological Department Director Jayanta Sarkar told reporters here.
“We have alerted all District Collectors of coastal Gujarat to take immediate steps, keeping in mind the likelihood of a cyclone,” Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Pankaj Kumar told

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