Cyclonic storm Vayu has turned into a deep depression and is expected to weaken further before crossing the North Gujarat coast by June 17 midnight.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the system lay over northeast Arabian Sea and neighbourhood, some 260 km west-southwest of Naliya, 240 km west-southwest of Dwarka and 340 km west-southwest of Bhuj.
In its bulletin of Monday at 11.20 am, the IMD said the storm moved northeastwards with a speed of 13 kmph in the last six hours. Over the next six hours, it will weaken into a depression. It has issued a heavy rainfall warning for several areas in Gujarat.
The Saurashtra and Kutch regions are expected to witness rain at many places, including heavy falls at some places and in the northern region, there is no prediction of rainfall but it will experience heavy to very heavy rain at some places on Tuesday.
Heavy rainfall warning has also been issued to neighbouring Rajasthan. Some areas in South Rajasthan are likely to receive heavy rainfall.The sea condition is very likely to vary from rough to very rough in the Arabian Sea and along and off Gujarat coast.