Cyclone Vayu: Cyclone Vayu unlikely to hit Gujarat
'Cyclone Vayu won’t hit Gujarat. It will pass near Veraval, Porbandar and Dwarka. Its effect will be seen on the coastal regions, as there will be strong wind speed and heavy rain,' said Manorama Mohanty, a senior officer at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Ahmedabad.
“IMD has officially informed that cyclone Vayu has changed course and now it will not make landfall in Gujarat. However, while skirting through the Gujarat coast, it may cause strong winds and rain. All forces will remain on alert mode until the situation becomes normal,” said Gujarat’s Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) Pankaj Kumar.
The storm was expected to make landfall between Veraval and Dwarka coast on Thursday afternoon, with wind speeds of 145-155 Kmph and up to 175 Kmph.