IMD: Cyclone Vayu very likely to move nearly north-northwestwards along Saurashtra coast affecting Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka & Kutch dist of Gujarat with wind speed 155-165 kmph gusting to 180 kmph likely from afternoon,13 June.
India Meteorological Dept: The sea condition is phenomenal over eastcentral and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea and Gujarat coast during next 12 hours & over north Arabian Sea and Gujarat coast during 13-15 June.
India Meteorological Dept: The sea condition is very likely to very rough to high along & off Maharashtra Coast and northern parts of east central Arabian Sea till 13 June.
Gujarat: The shed at the entrance of Somnath Temple, in Gir Somnath district, damaged due to strong winds.
Gujarat: Food packets being prepared by various groups in Rajkot, in the light of Cyclone Vayu . The food packets will be dispatched to the cyclone affected areas of the state, as per the instructions by the govt officials. (Source: ANI)
IMD: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu over EC Arabian Sea moved NNW-wards in last 6 hours. It's 130 km Southwest of Veraval & 180 km South of Porbandar. It's likely to move NNW for some time&then NW-wards skirting Saurashtra coast with wind speed 135-145 kmph from this afternoon. (Source: ANI)
Maharashtra: In view of Cyclone Vayu in Arabian Sea coupled with high tide on June 12 & 13, all beaches in Konkan region have been shut off to the public. (Source: ANI)
Gujarat Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Somnath Temple remains open despite alert issued in view of Cyclone Vayu: Ye kudrati aafat hai, kudrat hi rok sakti hai, to kudrat ko hum kya rokein (this is a natural disaster, only nature can stop it, who are we to stop nature). (Source: ANI)
Manorama Mohanty, scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Ahmedabad: Cyclone Vayu won't hit Gujarat. It will pass nearby from Veraval, Porbandar, Dwarka. Its effect will be seen on the coastal regions as there will be heavy wind speed and heavy rain as well. (Source: ANI)
IMD Mumbai on Cyclone Vayu: Extent of cyclone is over 900 km. So while eye of cyclone may or may not hit Porbandar, system will still hit. Accompanying risk factors such as wind&storm surge and rainfall, all 3 stay very much threat factors. Hence please don't relax in preparedness. (Source: ANI)
Manorama Mohanty, scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Ahmedabad: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu to skit along Saurashtra Coast this afternoon with a wind speed 135-160 kmph. Coastal districts Diu, Gir Somnath, Junagarh, Porbandar, Dwarka will be affected. (Source: ANI)
Pankaj Kumar, Additional Chief Secy, Revenue Department, Gujarat Govt: Govt alertness for Cyclone Vayu continues with same intensity. Persons shifted to shelter homes to stay there. People should continue to stay in safe areas. Their preparedness to continue at same level. (Source: ANI)
Pankaj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary of Revenue: No casualties have been recorded due to Cyclone Vayu till now. The deaths (6 deaths in last 2 days) is not due the cyclone, rather it is due to monsoon. (Source: ANI)
Review Status of Airports in Gujarat in the wake of Cyclone Vayu: Effect of Cyclone Vayu has been milder at most of the airports of Gujarat. No damage to any airport infrastructure or facilities has been reported so far. (Source: ANI)
Situation is normal at Surat,Bhuj,Keshod, Kandla, Jamnagar, Vadodara, Ahmedabad. Diu, Porbandar & Bhavnagar Airports that are currently witnessing a wind speed b/w 30-40 kmph gusting up to 60 kmph have been asked to closely monitor the situation & take note of Meteorological data. (Source: ANI)
Ministry of Earth Science — Very Severe Cyclonic Storm VAYU over Northeast & adjoining East central Arabian Sea: cyclone warning for Gujarat coast: orange message.
Gujarat CMO: PM Narendra Modi held telephonic conversation with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on cyclone preparedness immediately after reaching Bishkek and assured all assistance and support from Central Govt to mitigate the effects of Cyclone Vayu. (Source: ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the preparations of the Indian Coast Guard and Navy for tackling Cyclone Vayu, and is monitoring the situation. (Source: ANI)
NDRF rescues a woman in need of a pre-term delivery from island Jafarabad (Gujarat)
Gujarat: NDRF rescued a pregnant woman requiring pre-term delivery from Shiyalbet village, where boats are the only mode of transportation & brought her to a hospital in Jafarabad. The woman successfully delivered a baby boy, condition of both the child and mother is stable. (Source: ANI)
Fishermen in Gujarat claim heavy losses, seek govt assistance
Gir Somnath: As very strong winds hit the region and the sea turned rough due to cyclone Vayu, the fishermen in Veraval coastal area of the district have claimed that at least 40 to 45 boats were damaged due to the impact of cyclone.
WR cancels nine more trains and short terminates another four with partial cancellation
Western Railway: Nine more trains cancelled and another four short terminated with partial cancellation as precautionary measure in view of the Cyclone Vayu.