Cyclone Tauktae: Gujarat & Saurashtra to receive heavy rain with gusty winds

at 7:28 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Parts of Gujarat and Saurashtra region are likely to receive heavy rains with gusty winds exceeding up to 100 km/ph tonight as ‘severe cyclonic storm’ weaken gradually into a deep depression in the next six hours.

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), “The cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’ lay centred at 1530 hrs ist of May 18, 2021 over Saurashtra, near Lat. 22.7°n and Long. 72.0°e, about 190 km southwest of Deesa,75 km south-southwest of Ahmedabad and 40 km west of Surendranagar.”

“It would further move north-northeastwards and weaken gradually into a deep depression during next 06 hours, ” IMD said.

Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Gujarat region and Saurashtra on May 18.

“Gale wind speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph is likely to prevail over Gulf of Khambat & adjoining Northeast Arabian Sea during next 06 hours. it is likely to reduce gradually thereafter,” the IMD said.

“Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 gusting to 60 kmph along & off extreme North Maharashtra coast during next 06 hours.

Gale winds speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph likely to prevail over Amreli, Bhavnagar, Botad, 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph over Surendranagar, Rajkot, Anand, South Ahmedabad: 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph over Diu, Gir s
Somnath, Junagarh, Kheda, Bharuch, Jamnagar, Porbandar & Morbi during next 06 hours and gradually decrease thereafter.

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is likely to prevail over South Rajasthan from the evening of May 18 till May 19 in the morning, the IMD said.