Cyclone Vayu altered its course Thursday, and even as high-speed winds and heavy rain continue in coastal regions, started moving away from the Gujarat coast, authorities said.The cyclone lay 100 km south-west of Porbandar on Thursday night, with a wind speed of up to 180 kph.
The cyclone was scheduled to strike the Gujarat coast, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).Due to cyclones, many districts of the state were affected, including Gir, Somnat, Junagarh, Porbandar, and Dwarka, and the rainfall for Saurashtra and Kutch was heavy to exceptionally heavy. The heavy to very high rainfall in the fields will also occur on Friday.
On a single day on Thursday, the state got 4.4 mm of precipitation, 76 percent above the mean of 2.5 mm received by mid-June on the day.However, the postponed monsoon incidence and slow development due to the cyclone creating the following day mean that Gujarat still faces a lengthy shortfall of -78% in complete precipitation until 13 June.
Till it disappears the cyclone shall be tracked. “The cyclone motion is monitored by us. It was supposed to strike in the morning, but fortunately it turned off for Gujarat. Before every cyclone lands, we get data from IMD.
We called fishermen back and ensured that the sea didn’t sail. The DIG Coast Guard, Iqbal Singh Chauhan of the ANI newsagentur, said that all fishing ships off Gujarat Coast have returned to the port. Three lakhs have already been evacuated from lowland regions by State officials.
On the Arabian Sea on Sunday the Low Druck System began forming and on Tuesday it grew into a cyclone with wind speeds of up to 100 kmph.Although the cyclone led to rain on the western shore, the advance of the monsoon stopped — Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, and Gujarat.
“To the western shores, including Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Gujarat, this cyclone brings rains. In Kerala, where the monsoon has arrived, the rainfall will also proceed. Inland areas in India will, however, have to await moonsoons a bit longer, which can only resume after Vayu cyclone has totally fizzled out, “said Dr. K Sathi Devi, a senior researcher at IMD.