Cyclone Vayu, a cyclonic storm, is expected to intensify with a speed of 120 kilometres per hour (kmph) and hit areas of Gujarat on the 13th of June.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD,) Cyclone Vayu will move north and cross Gujarat. Mumbai will also witness the effect of the Cyclone by experiencing heavy rainfall. Gujarat, however, is said to be on high alert.
The State Government of Gujarat took the necessary precautionary measures such as putting coastal guards, the Army and the Navy officials on alert.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was also directed to be on alert and was deployed in the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch.
According to the IMD, Cyclone Vayu will move towards the adjoining areas of the Arabian Sea with a speed of 100 kmph.
On the 12th of June, Cyclone Vayu is expected to leave a mild impact in the Lakshadweep area, Kerala, Karnataka and South Maharashtra’s coasts.
It is also likely to blow at a wind speed between the speed of 110 kmph and 135 kmph and hit eastern central parts and the adjoining northeast areas of the Arabian Sea.
Fishermen in the aforementioned areas are asked not to venture into these coastal areas till the 13th of June.
Stay tuned for further updates.