Cyclone Vayu Likely To Turn Into Depression, To Reach Gujarat Coast On June 17

Ahmedabad: Cyclone ‘Vayu’ is likely to turn into a depression and reach the north Gujarat coast on June 17 evening, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.

The intensity of depression and deep depression is much less. They are likely to bring a good amount of rain with reduced wind intensity.

“The system is very likely to move nearly westwards during next 24 hours with gradual weakening and recurve northeastwards thereafter and cross north Gujarat coast as a depression by the evening of June 17,” the IMD said.

Cyclone Vayu was to hit the Gujarat coast on June 13 morning, but it changed path on the night of June 12 and skirted the Gir, Somnath, Probandar. It is currently moving away from the Gujarat coast, but it will recurve again from Sunday.

Vayu is still a “very severe cyclonic storm”, but it is expected to become a “severe cyclonic storm” and then a “cyclonic storm” on Sunday. By Monday, it is expected to become a deep depression and then a depression.

“Strong wind speed of the order of 40-50 kilometres per hour gusting to 60 kilometres per hour very likely along and off Gujarat coast,” it said.

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