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Cyclonic Storm ‘VAYU’: Alert issued for Gujarat coast

Cyclonic Storm ‘VAYU’: Alert issued for Gujarat coast

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Jun 2019, 11:27 am

New Delhi, June 11 (IBNS): The Cyclonic Storm ‘Vayu’ over East central Arabian Sea moved further northwards with a speed of about 9 kmph in last six hours, slightly intensified further and lay centred on Tuesday, officials said.

The India Meteorological Department said the storm centred near latitude 15.2°N and longitude 70.6°E over East central Arabian Sea, about 340 km west-southwest of Goa, 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 630 km nearly south of Veraval (Gujarat).

"It is very likely to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours," read the official statement.

It is very likely to move nearly northwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval & Diu region as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph during early morning of 13th June 2019.