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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu is a strong tropical cyclone that is currently affecting the northwestern coast of India and the southeastern coast of Pakistan, and previously affected Lakshadweep and the northern Maldives. It is the strongest tropical cyclone to affect the Saurashtra Peninsula of northwestern India in 21 years. Vayu is the third tropical depression, third cyclonic storm and second very severe cyclonic storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and the first of which to form in the Arabian Sea. Vayu originated from a low-pressure area that was first noted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on 9 June, near the northern Maldives. After consolidating into a depression the following day, the storm tracked slowly north-northwestwards over the eastern Arabian Sea while steadily intensifying. The system reached cyclonic storm intensity late on 10 June, and was named Vayu. Steady strengthening continued on 11 June as Vayu tracked parallel to India's western coast, and the system soon reached severe cyclonic storm intensity. Shortly afterwards, Vayu underwent a period of rapid strengthening, becoming a very severe cyclonic storm by late 11 June. Vayu reached peak intensity at 12:00 UTC on the following day, as a high-end very severe cyclonic storm, with 3-minute sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 mph), and a central barometric pressure of 978 hPa (28.88 inHg). The Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimated 1-minute sustained winds to have peaked at 175 km/h (110 mph) on the next day, equivalent to a mid-range Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS).
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Cyclone Vayu no more a threat, evacuees can return: Gujarat CMGujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday said cyclonic storm Vayu no longer posed any threat to the state as it had moved away westward.
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Cyclone Vayu veers away, but Gujarat still on high alertVery severe cyclonic storm Vayu has spared Gujarat, but panic buttons remained pressed as torrential rain, furious winds and roaring waves threatened to batter the coastal districts. Power supply was..
Cyclone Vayu: Airports in coastal Gujarat to resume normal operationsAccording to the directors of the airports in the state, Diu, Porbandar and Bhavnagar airports are currently witnessing a wind speed between 30 to 60 Kmph.
Cyclone Vayu brings relief, rainfall helps arrest soaring mercury in the AhmedabadIsolated rainfall, a cloudy sky, and moisture-laden winds helped in arresting the soaring mercury in the city that was giving a tough time to citizens.
Cyclone Vayu affects 762 villages, 60 lakh people in GujaratGuj continues to remain on alert; heavy rainfall to create massive destruction
After all that prep, Cyclone Vayu sidesteps GujaratSkirts Saurashtra, state still on alert over heavy rains
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Cyclone Vayu will not hit Gujarat; 'very severe storm' to pass VeravalGujarat: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday morning said that Cyclone Vayu won't hit Gujarat. It will pass nearby from Veraval, Porbandar, Dwarka. Its effect will be seen on the..
Cyclone Vayu changes course, won't make landfall in Gujarat, says IMDThough cyclone's effect will be seen on the coastal regions as there will be heavy wind speed and heavy rain as well.
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Cyclone Vayu: Here are helpline numbers issued by 10 Gujarat districtsHere are helpline numbers issued by Gujarat district authorities.
Cyclone Vayu: AAI to suspend flight operations at five Gujarat airports for 24 hours starting 12 am todayFlight operations will remain suspended at five airports in Gujarat for 24 hours from midnight Wednesday in order to minimise the damage to airport infrastructure and to avoid inconvenience to..
AAI to suspend flight operations for 24 hours at 5 Gujarat airports from 12amThe Airports Authority of India has announced that flight operations will remain suspended at five airports in Gujarat for 24 hours from midnight Wednesday in order to minimise the damage to airport..
Cyclone Vayu: Railways cancels 15 trains, short terminates 16 othersSome trains that have been cancelled are the Veraval-Amreli Passenger, Amreli-Junagadh, Delvada-Veraval on June 12 and 13.
Railways cancels 15 trains, short terminates 16 others ahead of Cyclone Vayu landfall: Full listSome trains that have been cancelled are the Veraval-Amreli Passenger, Amreli-Junagadh, Delvada-Veraval on June 12 and 13.
Transport services, port operations halted as Gujarat braces for Cyclone Vayu landfallThe cyclone is likely to affect Kutch, Morbi, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Devbhoomi-Dwarka, Porbandar, Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar and Gir-Somnath districts in Gujarat.
'Very severe' Cyclone Vayu to remain strong even after landfall; 1.6 lakh people evacuated in GujaratAn alert has been sounded in 10 districts of Gujarat as Cyclone Vayu has turned "very severe" and its impact is expected to remain strong for 24 hours even after its landfall Thursday, officials said.
Cyclone Vayu: PM Modi asks people to follow real-time info to stay safeCyclone Vayu, which has now intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm", is expected to make a landfall in Gujarat on Thursday morning.
India evacuates hundreds of thousands as Cyclone Vayu builds furyIndia evacuated hundreds of thousands of people to shelters along the coast in Gujarat as a cyclone gathering intensity over the Arabian Sea was expected to hit land on Thursday.
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