New-Delhi: The Severe Cyclonic Storm Tauktae (pronounced as Tau’Te) intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over east central Arabian Sea.
As per latest updates from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), moved nearly northwards with a speed of about 09 kmph during past 06 hours. It lay centred at 2.30 AM on Sunday over eastcentral Arabian Sea near latitude 14.7°N and longitude 72.7°E, about 150 km southwest of Panjim-Goa, 490 km south of Mumbai, 730 km south-southeast of Veraval (Gujarat) and 870 km south-southeast of Karachi (Pakistan).
The SCS “Tauktae” intensified into a VSCS, lay centred at 0230 hrs IST of 16th May about 150 km southwest of Panjim-Goa, 490 km south of Mumbai, 730 km SSWest of Veraval (Gujarat). cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar & Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) around 18th May early morning.
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It is very likely to intensify further during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach Gujarat coast in the evening hours of May 17 and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) around May 18 early morning.