VAYU to intensify into cyclonic storm in 24 hrs

VAYU to intensify into cyclonic storm in 24 hrs

Agency News

Thiruvananthapuram, June 11: The cyclonic storm ‘VAYU’ over east-central and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 11 kmph in last six hours on Tuesday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

In a bulletin, it said the storm lay centred at 2.30 am on June 11, near latitude 14.2°N and longitude 70.6°E over eastcentral and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea, about 410 km north-northwest of Aminidivi (Lakshadweep), 600 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 740 km nearly south of Veraval (Gujarat).

It is very likely to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 24 hours. It is very likely to move nearly northward and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval & Diu region as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph during early morning on June 13, the bulletin said. (UNI)