Cyclone Vayu likely to recurve and hit Gujarat's Kutch

Cyclone Vayu likely to recurve and hit Gujarat's Kutch
High waves lash the coast as Cyclone Vayu moves north-westwards skirting the Saurashtra coast in Gujarat while heavy rains have started lashing the coastal areas of the state, in Porbandar on Thursday. Photo: IANS
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New Delhi: Cyclone Vayu is likely to recurve and hit the Kutch coast of Gujarat, a top official of the Ministry of Earth Sciences said Friday.

"Vayu is likely to recurve on June 16 and hit Kutch between June 17-18," M Rajeevan, Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, told PTI.

The intensity of the cyclone is likely to get reduced, Rajeevan said, adding that it may hit the coast as a cyclonic storm or a deep depression.

He said the Gujarat government has been alerted about the possible recurvature of the cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Vayu was to hit the Gujarat coast on Thursday, but it changed course on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. It skirted the Gujarat coast affecting Gir, Somnath, Diu, Junagarh and Porbandar.

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