Cyclone Vayu won't make landfall in Gujarat: IMD

Cyclone Vayu won't make landfall in Gujarat: IMD

K. Sathi Devi, the New Delhi-based government scientist in charge of monitoring the cyclone, said a low pressure system over the ocean was causing water to "get piled up".

Cyclone Vayu, named after the Hindi word for wind, was poised to hit the Gujarat coast early Thursday (local time). The state government said the cyclone is likely to affect Kutch, Morbi, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Devbhoomi-Dwarka, Porbandar, Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar and Gir-Somnath districts.

Anticipating the impact of Cyclone Vayu, the state government have declared a two-day holiday for all the schools and colleges located in several parts of Gujarat.

People from the likely affected areas will be evacuated today.

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Indian authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Arabian Sea approached the western state of Gujarat, lashing the coast with high winds and heavy rainfall.

In addition, the decision to suspend operations at AAI's Surat airport will be taken after "analysing the weather", AAI said. Meanwhile, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) where preparation for relief and rescue operations were discussed threadbare. "Bus services to pilgrimage sites in that region have also been cancelled", Rupani said after the review meet in Gandhinagar. Over 152 NDRF personnel and eight tonnes of equipment were flown by C-17 Globemaster aircraft of the IAF from Arakkonam and another aircraft carried 154 NDRF personnel and six tonne of equipment from Patna. Indian Coast Guard, Navy, Army & Air Force units have also been put on standby.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (MET) has issued a heatwave warning for Karachi in the wake of Cyclone Vayu. "But going by its extension, there is no relief from the high alert sounded for the Gujarat coast". "The state government has chose to suspend operations at all the ports situated on Gujarat's coast".

The Western Railway has also made a decision to run relief special trains.

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