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Alert!! Cyclone Named 'Vayu', 300 Km from Maharashtra Coast Arriving Tomorrow

Dr. Sangeeta Soi
Dr. Sangeeta Soi

Early warning by Maharashtra government has been released stating that Cyclone is heading towards Mumbai coast. It is just 300 Km from the west coast. 

As predicted by Skymet Weather, the well-marked low pressure area over Southeast and East-Central Arabian Sea intensified into a depression in the wee hours of Monday.  

It is named as 'Vayu'. The depression is moving in the favourable weather conditions of warm sea surface temperatures and low vertical wind shear. With this, it is likely to strengthen into deep depression by the evening of June 10 and subsequently into a cyclonic storm by June 11. 

In spite of the fact that it will not hit the coast but the signs of destruction like gusty winds and turbulent sea likely to disturb the normal work of Fishermen. So, they are advised to stay away. 

It will also bring Monsoon in Konkan and Mumbai region during this period .Sate government has also advised farmers not to indulge in sowing due to the delay of South west Monsoon.  

In Mumbai most of the years, Monsoon arrive by June 7 but this time it will take another 15 days to completely cover the state.  

The depression has given very heavy to extremely heavy rains over Kerala. In the span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Sunday, Alappuzha recorded 106 mm of rain, Kottayam 92 mm, Kochi 91 mm, Thiruvananthapuram 58 mm, and Kanyakumari 36 mm. 

Further as the system moves further north, the rain belt would also shift. During the next 24 hours, heavy to very heavy rains area likely over Coastal Karnataka and Goa. In the subsequent 24 hours, heavy rains would be seen in Konkan coast.  

Gujarat has also been put on alert as Vayu is expected to skirt the coast. This probable cyclone is similar of what we saw last year in form of Cyclone MekunuMekunu had also stalled the advancement of Monsoon and even delayed the onset. 

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