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Cyclone Vayu Updates: Centre Says Storm May Hit Kutch; IMD Refutes Forecast

India | News18 | June 15, 2019, 12:15 pm
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 Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences M Rajeevan said the intensity of the cyclone is likely to get reduced and may hit the coast as a cyclonic storm or a deep depression. Speaking on the India Meteorological Department's latest weather report, Ahmedabad Meteorological Centre Additional Director Manorama Mohanty, however, said it was too early to predict if the cyclone will recurve and hit Kutch or Saurashtra. (Image: PTI)

Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences M Rajeevan said the intensity of the cyclone is likely to get reduced and may hit the coast as a cyclonic storm or a deep depression. Speaking on the India Meteorological Department's latest weather report, Ahmedabad Meteorological Centre Additional Director Manorama Mohanty, however, said it was too early to predict if the cyclone will recurve and hit Kutch or Saurashtra. (Image: PTI)

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 The sea in Veraval's Jaleshwar and Porbandar witnessed turbulence even as IMD predicted that the Cyclone Vayu will not hit Gujarat. (Image: PTI)

The sea in Veraval's Jaleshwar and Porbandar witnessed turbulence even as IMD predicted that the Cyclone Vayu will not hit Gujarat. (Image: PTI)

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 Strong winds and waves hit the shoreline ahead of the expected landfall of Cyclone Vayu, in Veraval. (Image: PTI)

Strong winds and waves hit the shoreline ahead of the expected landfall of Cyclone Vayu, in Veraval. (Image: PTI)

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 A view of damaged houses and fallen coconut trees at the Arbian Sea coast in Mangaluru following heavy erosion. Erosion was aggravated at Mukkacheri, Caico and various parts of Ullal, despite normal monsoon rains. (Image: PTI)

A view of damaged houses and fallen coconut trees at the Arbian Sea coast in Mangaluru following heavy erosion. Erosion was aggravated at Mukkacheri, Caico and various parts of Ullal, despite normal monsoon rains. (Image: PTI)

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 The Indian Meteorological Department said, however, the cyclone effect will bring heavy rains to the coastal regions and

The Indian Meteorological Department said, however, the cyclone effect will bring heavy rains to the coastal regions and "there will be heavy wind speed". (Image: PTI)

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 People rescue a man whose boat capsized in heavy waves on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

People rescue a man whose boat capsized in heavy waves on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 People try to pull back a fishing boat that was carries away by waves on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

People try to pull back a fishing boat that was carries away by waves on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 People evacuated from the coastal areas take shelter at a school in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

People evacuated from the coastal areas take shelter at a school in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 People try to pull a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People try to pull a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 People move fishing boats to a safer grounds on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People move fishing boats to a safer grounds on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 A crane lifts a boat from the shore to move it to a safer place ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Vayu, in Veraval. (Image: PTI)

A crane lifts a boat from the shore to move it to a safer place ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Vayu, in Veraval. (Image: PTI)

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 NDRF officials while carrying out an evacuation drive as Cyclone 'Vayu' advances towards the Gujarat coast, in Porbandar. (Image: PTI)

NDRF officials while carrying out an evacuation drive as Cyclone 'Vayu' advances towards the Gujarat coast, in Porbandar. (Image: PTI)

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 Fishermen move their boats to a safer place along the shore ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Vayu, in Veraval. (Image: PTI)

Fishermen move their boats to a safer place along the shore ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Vayu, in Veraval. (Image: PTI)

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 A waves crashes on the Arabian Sea coast in Porbandar, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

A waves crashes on the Arabian Sea coast in Porbandar, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 NDRF members seen inside the IAF C-17 aircraft as it lands at Jamnagar, in Gujarat. (Image: PTI)

NDRF members seen inside the IAF C-17 aircraft as it lands at Jamnagar, in Gujarat. (Image: PTI)

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 People try to move a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

People try to move a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 A waves crashes as people stand on boats on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

A waves crashes as people stand on boats on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 People watch as waves crash with shores on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

People watch as waves crash with shores on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 People try to pull back a fishing boat that was carries away by waves on the Arabian Sea coast as others run to take shelter in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

People try to pull back a fishing boat that was carries away by waves on the Arabian Sea coast as others run to take shelter in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 NDRF soldiers help villagers to evacuate from Naliya village in the western state of Gujarat. (Image: AP)

NDRF soldiers help villagers to evacuate from Naliya village in the western state of Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 People try to move a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People try to move a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 NDRF officials while carrying out an evacuation drive as Cyclone 'Vayu' advances towards the Gujarat coast, in Porbandar. (Image: PTI)

NDRF officials while carrying out an evacuation drive as Cyclone 'Vayu' advances towards the Gujarat coast, in Porbandar. (Image: PTI)

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 People try to pull a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People try to pull a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 People use a crane to pull a fishing boat ashore on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People use a crane to pull a fishing boat ashore on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 NDRF officer request villagers to evacuate from their village near Dwaraka in Gujarat. (Image: AP)

NDRF officer request villagers to evacuate from their village near Dwaraka in Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 People use a crane to pull a fishing boat ashore on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People use a crane to pull a fishing boat ashore on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 NDRF soldiers help villagers to evacuate from Naliya village in Gujarat. (Image: AP)

NDRF soldiers help villagers to evacuate from Naliya village in Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 People pull a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People pull a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 NDRF officer request villagers to evacuate from their village near Dwaraka in Gujarat. (Image: AP)

NDRF officer request villagers to evacuate from their village near Dwaraka in Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 People move a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People move a fishing boat to a safer ground on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 The National Disaster Response Force team with the help of police and civil administration has evacuated 65 people from Diu and shifted them to shelters.

The National Disaster Response Force team with the help of police and civil administration has evacuated 65 people from Diu and shifted them to shelters.

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 People rescue a man whose boat capsized in heavy waves on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

People rescue a man whose boat capsized in heavy waves on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval, Gujarat. (Image: AP)

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 NDRF teams carry out evacuation work in Gujarat's Gandhidham. (Image: NDRF)

NDRF teams carry out evacuation work in Gujarat's Gandhidham. (Image: NDRF)

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 People use a crane to pull a fishing boat ashore on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People use a crane to pull a fishing boat ashore on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 The local administration is asking people to shift to a safer place in Sachana village in Jamnagar district of Gujarat.

The local administration is asking people to shift to a safer place in Sachana village in Jamnagar district of Gujarat.

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 NDRF teams carry out the evacuation in Rupen Bunder in Dwarka, Gujarat.

NDRF teams carry out the evacuation in Rupen Bunder in Dwarka, Gujarat.

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 People use a crane to pull a fishing boat ashore on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

People use a crane to pull a fishing boat ashore on the Arabian Sea coast in Veraval. (Image: AP)

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 Around 12 more teams will be airlifted from INS Rajali and Patna to help the people of Gujarat and Diu before, during and in the aftermath of the cyclone.

Around 12 more teams will be airlifted from INS Rajali and Patna to help the people of Gujarat and Diu before, during and in the aftermath of the cyclone.

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 NDRF teams carry out evacuation work in Gujarat's Gandhidham. (Image: NDRF)

NDRF teams carry out evacuation work in Gujarat's Gandhidham. (Image: NDRF)

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 NDRF teams carry out evacuation work in Gujarat's Gandhidham. (Image: NDRF)

NDRF teams carry out evacuation work in Gujarat's Gandhidham. (Image: NDRF)

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 The Union Home Ministry issued detailed advisories to the Union Territory of Diu, requesting them to take all precautionary measures to ensure that no human life is lost in view of the cyclone 'Vayu'. (Image: News18)

The Union Home Ministry issued detailed advisories to the Union Territory of Diu, requesting them to take all precautionary measures to ensure that no human life is lost in view of the cyclone 'Vayu'. (Image: News18)

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 Tides started hitting the walls in Diu. (Image: News18)

Tides started hitting the walls in Diu. (Image: News18)

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