Cyclone Vayu

North Indian Ocean cyclone in 2019

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu is a strong tropical cyclone that is currently affecting the northwestern coast of India and the southeastern coast of Pakistan, and previously affected Lakshadweep and the northern Maldives. It is the strongest tropical cyclone to affect the Saurashtra Peninsula of northwestern India in 21 years. Vayu is the third tropical depression, third cyclonic storm and second very severe cyclonic storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and the first of which to form in the Arabian Sea. Vayu originated from a low-pressure area that was first noted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on 9 June, near the northern Maldives. After consolidating into a depression the following day, the storm tracked slowly north-northwestwards over the eastern Arabian Sea while steadily intensifying. The system reached cyclonic storm intensity late on 10 June, and was named Vayu. Steady strengthening continued on 11 June as Vayu tracked parallel to India's western coast, and the system soon reached severe cyclonic storm intensity. Shortly afterwards, Vayu underwent a period of rapid strengthening, becoming a very severe cyclonic storm by late 11 June. Vayu reached peak intensity at 12:00 UTC on the following day, as a high-end very severe cyclonic storm, with 3-minute sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 mph), and a central barometric pressure of 978 hPa (28.88 inHg). The Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimated 1-minute sustained winds to have peaked at 175 km/h (110 mph) on the next day, equivalent to a mid-range Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS).

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Country received 41% deficient rain so far: IMD
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Cyclone Vayu is likely to turn into a depression and reach the north Gujarat coast on June 17 evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Saturday...
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Cyclone Vayu is moving towards westwards and is "likely to hit Kutch as a deep depression," said IMD director Jayant Sarkar on Saturday. The IMD director also..
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Cyclone Vayu was to hit the Gujarat coast on Thursday, but it changed course on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.
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Cyclone Vayu is likely to recurve and hit the Kutch coast of Gujarat, a top official of the ministry of earth sciences said on Friday. "Vayu is likely to recurve..
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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday said cyclonic storm Vayu no longer posed any threat to the state as it had moved away westward.
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Very severe cyclonic storm Vayu has spared Gujarat, but panic buttons remained pressed as torrential rain, furious winds and roaring waves threatened to batter..
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According to the directors of the airports in the state, Diu, Porbandar and Bhavnagar airports are currently witnessing a wind speed between 30 to 60 Kmph.
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Isolated rainfall, a cloudy sky, and moisture-laden winds helped in arresting the soaring mercury in the city that was giving a tough time to citizens.
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Guj continues to remain on alert; heavy rainfall to create massive destruction
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Skirts Saurashtra, state still on alert over heavy rains
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Cyclone Vayu: There was a storm coming but they were asked to set sail
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Indication of a low-pressure area developing in the Bay of Bengal is good news for the advancement of monsoon, a senior official of the India Meteorological..
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Though cyclone's effect will be seen on the coastal regions as there will be heavy wind speed and heavy rain as well.
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Several come forward to provide aid - food packets, blankets in the wake of Cyclone Vayu that will strike today
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Cyclone Vayu, now intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm", would hit the Gujarat coast anywhere between Veraval in the south and Dwarka in the west..
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

Here are helpline numbers issued by Gujarat district authorities.
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Flight operations will remain suspended at five airports in Gujarat for 24 hours from midnight Wednesday in order to minimise the damage to airport..
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The Airports Authority of India has announced that flight operations will remain suspended at five airports in Gujarat for 24 hours from midnight Wednesday in..
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Some trains that have been cancelled are the Veraval-Amreli Passenger, Amreli-Junagadh, Delvada-Veraval on June 12 and 13.
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Some trains that have been cancelled are the Veraval-Amreli Passenger, Amreli-Junagadh, Delvada-Veraval on June 12 and 13.
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The cyclone is likely to affect Kutch, Morbi, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Devbhoomi-Dwarka, Porbandar, Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar and Gir-Somnath districts in Gujarat.
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

An alert has been sounded in 10 districts of Gujarat as Cyclone Vayu has turned "very severe" and its impact is expected to remain strong for 24 hours even after..
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Cyclone Vayu, which has now intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm", is expected to make a landfall in Gujarat on Thursday morning.
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

India evacuated hundreds of thousands of people to shelters along the coast in Gujarat as a cyclone gathering intensity over the Arabian Sea was expected to hit..
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The meeting was attended by the home secretary, secretary of ministry of earth sciences and senior officers of IMD and ministry of home affairs.
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Cyclone Vayu is likely to make landfall over the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat as a severe cyclonic storm early Thursday morning with winds gusting up to 135kmph..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 5 days ago

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