Cyclone

After Tauktae, another cyclone to hit India’s east coast by May 26

After the ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ Tauktae ravaged the coastal areas along India’s west coast, another cyclone is brewing in the Bay of Bengal that is likely to affect India’s east coast along West Bengal and Odisha. The cyclone is likely to make landfall by May 26, according to the India Meteorological Department. “A low-pressure...

Cyclone Tauktae loses intensity, light to moderate rainfall expected across Gujarat

Cyclone Tauktae that made landfall in Gujarat as an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ on Monday night and left a trail of destruction has weakened into a severe cyclonic storm. On Tuesday morning, it was lying over Saurashtra about 10 km east of Amreli, 130 km south-southwest of Surendranagar and 210 km southwest of Ahmedabad. The...

Cyclone Tauktae to cross Gujarat coast today with a maximum speed of 165 kmph

Cyclone Tauktae, which is currently lying over eastcentral Arabian Sea, is likely to reach the Gujarat coast today evening and make landfall between Porbandar and Mahuva during the night. The IMD has issued a red alert clarifying that the extremely severe cyclonic storm is likely to make landfall with a maximum sustained wind speed of...

Cyclone Tauktae to make landfall on May 18 between Porbandar and Mahuva

Cyclone Tauktae, which is currently lying over eastcentral Arabian Sea is likely to reach the Gujarat coast on the evening of May 17 and make landfall between Porbandar and Mahuva on May 18, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The weather department has already issued a cyclone alert for Gujarat and Diu coasts. Tauktae,...

64,000 people moved to safety over Cyclone Nisarga in Gujarat

The Gujarat government in a release said that close to 64,000 people were shifted to shelters from the coastal areas of the state as a precautionary measure against Cylcone Nisarga. Of these, 9,000 were moved from Surat, 14,000 from Navsari, 3,000 in Bhavnagar, 2,000 in Amreli, 1,200 in Bharuch, 769 in Anand and 33,680 in...

Cyclone Nisarga: 20,000 people evacuated from Valsad and Navsari

The Valsad and Navsari district administrations has begun evacuating close to 20,000 people from 47 villages on the state’s coastline as it braces for Cyclone Nisarga. Earlier the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had on Tuesday indicated that the cyclone may not make a landfall on the Gujarat coast but the state will be subject to...

Guj faced 8 cyclones since 2014, 5 reduced in intensity, 4 lost at sea before it could hit state

As Gujarat braces for Cyclone Nisarga, it is interesting to note that since 2014, the state has faced eight cyclone like situations and in almost all the cases the state either had a narrow escape or in some it emerged with nothing more than a few bruises after the cyclones lost intensity. Of the total...

Bhavnagar, Amreli put on high alert for Cyclone Nisarga, NDRF teams moved

Several coastal districts in the state including Bhavnagar and Amreli have been put on high alert due to Nisarga Cyclone that is headed towards Gujarat. 10 NDRF teams have also been moved to deal with the repercussions of the cyclone. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani chaired a meeting of officials to oversee the preparations for the...

Guj fishermen warned not to venture into sea as met warns of cyclonic winds

Fishermen in the coastal areas of Gujarat have been warned not to venture into the sea for fishing owing to the possibility of a severe cyclone. Saurashtra and other parts of Gujarat reported strong winds by Friday evening with particular warnings being issued for Porbandar, Bhavnagar, Morbi and Jafrabad. The Met Department has predicted light...

PM to visit Bengal & Odisha, to carry out aerial survey of damage post cyclone Amphan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit West Bengal and Odisha and also carry out an aerial survey of the damage due to cyclone Amphan in the two states. Earlier West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked the PM to visit the state and inspect the damage. She had pegged the losses due to the...

PM assures support to Bengal to combat devastation caused by Amphan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the entire nation stands with Bengal and “no stone will be left unturned” to help those affected by the devastating cyclone Amphan. The cyclone had pounded state capital Kolkata for more than four hours on Wednesday, uprooting trees, knocking down electricity poles, damaging buildings and killing at least 12 people....