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Cyclone Vayu To Cross Gujarat Coast, No Direct Effect On Odisha As Heatwave To Continue


11 June 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ is 350 km west south-west of Goa and will move further northward to cross coast between Porbandar and Mahuva in Gujarat in the next few days, informed the Meteorological Department on Tuesday.

The cyclone will make landfall around Veraval and Diu region as a severe cyclonic storm with wind speed 110-120 km/h gusting to 135 km/h during early morning of June 13. “There will be no direct effect on Odisha. Saurashtra, Goa, Daman & Diu will be most affected,” said HR Biswas, Director of Regional Met Department.

 “In Odisha, normal thunderstorm activity will occur. While it was minimal in these two days, the thunderstorm activity will increase from June 13 onwards. Meanwhile, heatwave will prevails and 10 districts have been kept on alert,” he added.

They are Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Bargarh, Sonepur, Bolangir and Nuapada. The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has advised people residing in these areas to stay indoors during day time on the days.

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HR Biswas, Director, Regional Met Department