The official mentioned that the impact of Cyclone Vayu, which is expected to make landfall in Gujarat this week, will be witnessed to a certain extent in Delhi. [10], In early June, a strong pulse of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) tracked eastwards into the tropical Indian Ocean, leading to increased cloudiness and rainfall across the region. Tropical Cyclone Vayu is approaching the state of Gujarat on the northwestern coast of India, with heavy rainfall and winds of 160 kph / 100 mph anticipated. [39] The system was downgraded further to a depression by the IMD six hours later. It is likely to dissipate very fast after that because the land and atmosphere in the area was devoid of any moisture that can sustain it any further. Vayu's intensity was now equivalent to a minimal Category 3 major hurricane on the SSHWS, with one-minute sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph). However, as a result of its post effects, south/south-westerlies have commenced over the state. Cyclone Vayu: The Gujarat government has launched a massive evacuation exercise as cyclone 'Vayu' continued to advance towards its coast. Cyclone Vayu Impact: Mumbaikars enjoy the first monsoon shower while Mumbai Police warns citizens to avoid visiting beaches BCCL | Last updated on - … As a precaution, the local government in the Kutch district of northern Gujarat asked salt pan workers in coastal areas from Bhachau to Mundra to stay home from work. The impact of cyclone Vayu has been milder at most airports in Gujarat and there has been no damage to aerodromes' infrastructure so far, Airports Authority of India (AAI) said Thursday. Gujarat Government has made plan for the next 30 hours. Cyclone Vayu impact: In view of Cyclone Vayu, Western Railway has cancelled a number of trains. Super Cyclonic Storm Vayu, also known as simply Cyclone Vayu, was a catastrophic and extremely deadly tropical cyclone that caused widespread loss of life and destruction in Somalia, especially Mogadishu. Gujarat had not experienced a hurricane-force tropical cyclone landfall since an unnamed system struck the region as an extremely severe cyclonic storm in June 1998, causing more than 10,000 fatalities. According to PTI, as many as 194 departures and 192 arrivals were delayed, and at … Effects of Cyclones and Hurricanes: i. [54], Despite not making landfall, Cyclone Vayu tracked close enough to the Indian coastline to produce minor impacts. According to Skymet Weather, Cyclone Vayu is now far beyond the reach of Maharashtra. [68] Crude oil and plastic waste were washed up onto beaches on the Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg coasts by waves generated by Vayu. - Cyclone Vayu Effect: Portion of Porbandar's Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple Collapses The anticlockwise rotation of the cyclone's wind field caused typical cool onshore winds to be replaced by hot winds from the desert to the north. While Vayu is unlikely to result in widespread destruction, the cyclone is expected to interfere with normal progression, by sucking all the moisture from the monsoon winds towards itself. The northward progression of monsoon can be expected two to three days after that. The waves caused minor flooding of low-lying areas in various towns along the coast, including Al Suwaih and Ras Al Hid. Cyclone Vayu impact: More trains cancelled, short-terminated - Check full list Cyclone Vayu: Flights update-Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara, Goa - check if your flight has been delayed or cancelled Cyclone Vayu changes course, unlikely to make landfall in Gujarat: IMD [52], After local governments were informed that Cyclone Vayu was likely to return to the coast of Gujarat, further preparations were undertaken, albeit minor due to the significantly weakened nature of the system. Impact of Cyclone Vayu on Monsoon. Seawater caused some houses to become flooded, as well as local beaches and surrounding areas. Captions. [14] At 00:00 UTC the following day, the IMD indicated that the low-pressure area had consolidated into a tropical depression, and assigned it the designation ARB 01. Vayu … Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu (/ˈvɑːjuː/) was a strong tropical cyclone that caused moderate damage in India during June 2019. More than 2.75 Lakh people in the state have been evacuated. Cyclone Vayu, is expected to peak on Thursday (13 June), with wind speeds of over 135 kmph over waters of the Arabian sea. About 65-75 cyclones arise in the world every year. Tropical Cyclone Vayu: Colossal storm with 100mph winds headed for India - ‘Huge impact’ A COLOSSAL cyclone is on its way towards India, threatening the lives of … [5] A hoarding also collapsed near a train station in Thane, although no injuries were reported. [3] Despite initially being forecast to make landfall in the state of Gujarat, Vayu turned abruptly to the west on 13 June and moved away from the coast. Jun 13, 2019, 00:16 AM IST. [1] As Vayu was initially forecast to make landfall as a very severe cyclonic storm, the potential for major impacts prompted significant preparation measures in the state. Dry air and wind shear were preventing development the development of thunderstorms, making the clouds on the storm’s western side appear wispy in an image from NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite. In the last 120 years for which records are available, just about 14% of all cyclonic storms, and 23% of severe cyclones, around India have occurred in the Arabian Sea. Captions. [71] Large waves also caused minor flooding in about ten villages in coastal regions of southern Pakistan. [76] Temperatures of above 40 Â°C (104 Â°F) were experienced in numerous cities across the country, including the coastal city of Karachi. Thus, good rain and thundershower activities are expected over the coastal stations of Maharashtra today and tomorrow as well. [42] The pre-watch for the Gujarat coastline was upgraded to a yellow cyclone alert at 12:00 UTC on 10 June, with forecasts predicting landfall as a very severe cyclonic storm on 12 June. A formative eye began to develop on 11 June, as intense deep convection wrapped tightly around the system. New Delhi/Ahmedabad: Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reviewed preparations for Cyclone Vayu which is expected to make a landfall in Gujarat on Thursday morning, and directed officials to ensure all possible steps for the safety of people. Many of the victims had been working on farms during heavy rain and thunderstorms when they were struck. Vayu became a severe cyclonic storm by 12:00 UTC, and reached Category 1 tropical cyclone status on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS). At least 40 to 45 boats were damaged due to the impact of Cyclone Vayu as very strong winds hit the region and the sea turned rough. Cyclones are sustained by very strong low-pressure areas at their core. The IMD warned that heavy rainfall and large waves were expected, and had the potential to inundate low-lying areas such as the coastal salt marshes. Though the … Cyclone Vayu is raging its way towards Gujarat's coastline and is expected to make landfall by Thursday morning here. Though cyclones are common in June, very few of them originate in the Arabian Sea as compared to the Bay of Bengal. Cyclone Vayu, it is still to develop into a cyclone and is only a deep depression as of now. According to weathermen, initial weather conditions were already not favourable for a good start to the Monsoon and this cyclonic storm Vayu was final nail in the coffin. [62] Some fishermen in Veraval also had to be rescued after their boats capsized in the large waves, with one person requiring hospitalisation due to injuries. After consolidating into a depression, the storm tracked slowly north-northwestward over the eastern Arabian Sea, and reached cyclonic storm intensity late on 10 June. Vayu's remnants continued inland for another day, before dissipating on 19 June. The government noted that five teams from the NDRF that had been deployed in the initial large-scale preparatory measures would remain in Kutch for the anticipated landfall, and that several teams of local officers had been formed to help maintain safety and security throughout the event. In contrast, winds associated with Fani had speeds of about 220 km per hour. Strong winds, heavy rainfall and large waves were experienced along large sections of the country's western coast, particularly in Gujarat. [65] In southern Gujarat, lightning strikes killed five people and injured two others. Unlike some storms, which weaken on impact, Cyclone Vayu is likely to retain its severity for up to 24 hours after landfall in all affecting 10 districts of Gujarat. Blame Cyclone Vayu, El Niño. Vayu is much weaker than Fani. Ten columns of Indian Army and 50 companies of NDRF have been deployed. Vayu is much weaker than Fani. [17] This was further upgraded to an orange alert on 11 June. A pedestrian was killed Wednesday after a portion of a cladding fell on him at the bustling Churchgate railway station in Mumbai. Mangaluru: Heavy rains and tidal waves caused severe loss to properties, with many houses being damaged in the coastal city of Ullal in Mangaluru district in Karnataka on Thursday. Forecast position of Cyclone Vayu as per different models as on Thursday, June 13, 3:30 pm IST. Tropical cyclones … Cyclones are sustained by very strong low-pressure areas at their core. "It (Cyclone Vayu) is very likely to cause an adverse impact in terms of wind and rainfall over Saurashtra and Kutch, mainly on June 13 and 14," a statement by the MeT department said. ; Cyclones are sustained by very strong low-pressure areas at their core. The highest observed rainfall total was at Talala in the Gir-Somnath district, where 160 mm (6.3 in) of precipitation was recorded. What are the security arrangements of the Gujarat government? Cyclone Vayu moves towards Gujarat coast. [59][60] The prolonged strong winds generated waves of around 4 m (13 ft) high along large parts of coastline. [1][51][10] Personnel from the state reserve police were deployed to the region, as well as 300 commandos from the state marine police. What are the security arrangements of the Gujarat government? Ten columns of Indian Army and 50 companies of NDRF have been deployed. [12] On 9 June, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) noted the development of a low-pressure area over the southeastern Arabian Sea, to the north of the Maldives. Around 15 houses were severely damaged after tidal waves hit them in the city.Fears gripped the area as a danger of cyclone Vayu loomed large on the […] A pedestrian was killed Wednesday after a portion of a cladding fell on him at the bustling Churchgate railway station in Mumbai. Vayu was upgraded to a very severe cyclonic storm at 18:00 UTC, and continued to strengthen through 00:00 UTC on 12 June, at which point the system became a Category 2-equivalent tropical cyclone on the SSHWS. Cyclone Vayu, a strong tropical cyclone, cause damages mostly in the Indian state of Gujarat. [52][56] Strong wind caused the 150-year-old Bhuteshwar Mahadev temple in Porbandar to collapse and a metal shed at Somnath Temple to be damaged. (TWC Met Team) According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the … In a tweet early today, Western Railway said, "Keeping in mind safety & security of passengers in view of #VayuCyclone affecting Gujarat, 46 more trains are cancelled & another nine trains are short terminated/originated with partial cancellation, as a precautionary measure in the cyclone-prone areas." [13] Organisation increased throughout the day, and owing to the improved structure of the system, the United States' Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a tropical cyclone formation alert at 22:30 UTC. The highest impact of cyclone Vayu will be witnessed in Veravel, Porbandar, Junagadh, Diu, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Dwarka and Kutch. The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) had designed an action plan well in advance in the wake of the threat. It was the strongest tropical cyclone to affect the Saurashtra Peninsula of northwestern India since the 1998 Gujarat cyclone. Get latest News Information, Articles on Cyclone Vayu Impact Updated on June 17, 2019 09:54 with exclusive Pictures, photos & videos on Cyclone Vayu Impact at Latestly.com - Page 8 Arabian Sea cyclones are relatively weak compared to those emerging in the Bay of Bengal. The yellow alert has been issued on Tuesday and will be in place till Saturday. As Gujarat Coastline is not very densely populated, the damage potential of the cyclones on the western coast is comparatively low. [19] At 18:00 UTC on 10 June, the system strengthened into the third cyclonic storm of the season, and was named Vayu by the IMD. Though the 'eye of the storm' is away from land, the cyclone's outer periphery would leave its impact on the coast. Vayu became a severe cyclonic storm by 12:00 UTC, and reached Category 1 tropical cyclone status on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS). Description: English: Rain on 18 June 2019 in Mehsana city of Gujarat state of India due to impact of Cyclone Vayu. Airports Authority of India has informed that the impact of cyclone Vayu has been milder and there has been no damage to most airports in Gujarat. Cyclone Vayu is expected to make the landfall on Gujarat and Diu coastlines on Thursday afternoon. [58] Many low-lying coastal areas on the Saurashtra coast and southern Gujarat were flooded by waves and tides of up to 6 m (20 ft) in height,[56] and severe damage was caused to at least 15 houses in the city of Ullal. Vayu, meaning ‘wind’ in Hindi, is reportedly going to bring the largest storm the northwest part of India has seen in decades. Cyclone Vayu poised to hit India as year’s second major storm. Cyclone Vayu spares Gujarat, changes course towards Oman. Live updates: Cyclone Vayu * The MeT department alerted that though the eye of the cyclone may or may not hit Porbandar, the system will still have an impact on the coastal regions. [6] A large number of tin sheds were blown away, and many trees were uprooted along the Saurashtra coast and on the island of Diu. [60] Fishermen complained that there had been inadequate room to safely anchor their boats during the cyclone, which was responsible for the damage. [1] All flights at airports in Porbandar, Diu, Bhavnagar, Keshod and Kandla were grounded from midnight local time on 13 June, and 77 train services cancelled and 38 others shortened. Several trees fell down throughout the city, resulting in at least four injuries, and causing a road to become blocked for many hours. Photo: AFP Cyclone Vayu likely to hit western coast tomorrow, Gujarat braces for impact Cyclone Vayu and El Niño are responsible for the second-longest heatwave spell that many parts of India are experiencing, according to meteorologists. The state government is in constant touch with Odisha in view of the eastern state's successful handing of similar calamities like cyclone 'Fani' in May this year and cyclone 'Titli' last year, officials said. [41] On 18 June, Vayu's remnants slowly moved inland, while continuing to weaken, before dissipating on the next day. As of 18 June, eight people are reported to have been killed either directly or indirectly by the cyclone, and at least 12 more injured. The agency indicated that further strengthening into a cyclonic storm within the following 24 hours was very likely. Sanjay Barve, the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai took to Twitter and said in the view of Cyclone Vayu heading towards Gujarat coast, Mumbai is likely to experience very windy conditions from Wednesday afternoon. Impact of Cyclone Vayu on Monsoon. The impact of cyclone Vayu has been milder at most airports in Gujarat and there has been no damage to aerodromes' infrastructure so far, Airports Authority of India said. Plans were made to evacuate local residents at short notice if required. [36] Upon weakening further to a cyclonic storm, strong low-level southwesterly flow caused the system to accelerate northeastwards through the break in the blocking high-pressure ridge, back towards the Gujarat coast. [14][16] Vertical wind shear also continued to decrease as the depression tracked steadily north-northwestwards parallel to the western coast of India under the influence of an anticyclone over central India. Mumbai experienced strong sustained winds which peaked just below gale-force at 58 km/h (36 mph) after midday on 12 June. Super Cyclonic Storm Vayu, also known as simply Cyclone Vayu, was a catastrophic and extremely deadly tropical cyclone that caused widespread loss of life and destruction in Somalia, especially Mogadishu. The El Niño nightmare was already haunting Monsoon 2019, when Cyclone Vayu further added to the fury.Skymet Weather had already predicted poor rainfall for June to the tune of 77% in April itself. [52][57][58] Damage to power lines and electricity poles caused power cuts in more than 2,250 villages in Gujarat, with some blackouts lasting for several days in some locations. The western state of Gujarat is likely to be hit hard by its first cyclone in more than 20 years. The family of the deceased victim received ₹500,000 (US$7,000) as an ex gratia payment from the railway company. [22] One-minute sustained winds increased to 165 km/h (105 mph) six hours later as a ragged eye developed on visible-light satellite imagery, surrounded by strong deep convection, particularly in the western semicircle of the storm. [24] Vayu's intensity soon plateaued as ocean heat content began to decrease and drier air began to infiltrate the cyclone's circulation. [5][6][7][8][9], The name Vayu was provided by India, and is derived from a Sanskrit and Hindi word meaning 'wind'. [66], Cyclone Vayu also caused impacts in other parts of India. Vayu … [52] The Indian Coast Guard, Army, Navy and Air Force were also all put on alert, with about 2,400 army personnel in 34 teams placed on standby, and naval diving teams assembled to conduct water rescues if necessary. [10][50], Approximately 2,300 personnel in 52 teams from the National Disaster Response Force were deployed to Gujarat help local authorities with evacuation efforts, as well as to aid in search, rescue and relief operations after the cyclone. The storm tracked … Cyclone Vayu impact: In view of Cyclone Vayu, Western Railway has cancelled a number of trains. In Veraval, about 20 small boats and five larger boats were also damaged. Its … Due to Cyclone Vayu, power supply has been disrupted in around 560 villages. Fishermen were warned not to venture into the Arabian Sea near the developing system or in the forecast path of the cyclone, and mariners already at sea were urged to return to the coast. At its strongest, it is likely to generate winds of speed 110-120 km per hour, according to current forecasts. [33] Vayu's slow westward track through the weak competing steering environment over the northern Arabian Sea brought the system into an environment of high easterly vertical wind shear. Meanwhile, the impact of the cyclone ‘ Vayu ‘ started appearing in Maharashtra, many trees dashed by strong winds in Mumbai. The Cyclone can collide between Gujarat’s Porbandar to Mahua and in between Veraval. [47] All schools and colleges in the area were also closed to safeguard students and staff. Cyclone Vayu To Make Landfall on June 13 in Gujarat. Beginning on the morning of 12 June, the Indian government evacuated approximately 300,000 people living in coastal regions of Gujarat to 2000 shelter homes,[1][45][46] as well as 10,000 people from the nearby island of Diu. [34] The majority of deep convection became confined to the cyclone's southern quadrants,[34] causing the system to weaken to a severe cyclonic storm at 00:00 UTC on 16 June. Description: English: Rain on 18 June 2019 in Mehsana city of Gujarat state of India due to impact of Cyclone Vayu. Indian Coast Guard, Navy, Army and Air Force units have been put on standby to deal with the impact of cyclone Vayu. [8][63], Moderate to heavy rainfall occurred in more than 100 tehsils across Gujarat. Nearly 300,000 people in … We are confident that the power supply will be restored soon in the 560 affected villages," she said. [64] Veraval also experienced heavy rainfall, with 67 mm (2.6 in) falling in just six hours. Temperatures are soaring even as the cyclonic activity and El Niño effect has delayed the monsoon. [48] In Mumbai, ferry services were suspended,[2] more than 128 train services were cancelled or shortened,[49] and approximately 400 flights were affected by delays or diversions as the cyclone passed to the west on 12–13 June. 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