Ahmedabad: Vayu, the terribly severe cyclonic storm over the Arabian Sea, has modified course and is predicted to skirt the Saurashtra coast on Thursday afternoon.
With wind speed of 135-145 kmph, touching up to one hundred sixty kmph, the districts of Gir Somnath, Junagadh, Porbandar and Devbhoomi Dwarka in Gujarat and also the Union Territory of Diu are affected, the India meteorologic Department (IMD) same on Thursday.
The cyclonic storm modified its mechanical phenomenon nightlong and captive more into the ocean, conveyance much-needed relief to the folks within the coastal areas of Gujarat, wherever it absolutely was earlier foreseen to create landfall.
However, the western coast continues to be on high alert as sturdy winds and rough ocean conditions square measure expected for successive twenty four to forty eight hours.
Flight services are suspended in airports at Porbandar, Diu, Bhavnagar, Keshod and Kandla whereas many trains are amused. Port operations have conjointly been quickly suspended by the authorities as a preventive live.
The IMD has suggested fishermen to not venture into the ocean until June fifteen.
The Indian Coast Guard, the Navy, the National Disaster Response Force and also the state authorities square measure on high alert. Army groups are unbroken on stand-by.
To give relief to folks within the coastal areas, numerous teams in Rajkot have created arrangements to supply food packets.(FA9NEWS)