Cyclone Vayu: 63-year-old Mumbai man becomes first casualty as hoarding falls on him. [30] Despite the low wind shear and warm ocean, upper-level outflow from the storm had begun to diminish, allowing the dry air entrainment from the northwest to start eroding the cyclone. 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. 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. Image: Earth Nullschool Cyclonic storm Vayu, which is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours, may hit Gujarat coast and bring heavy rainfall and winds at the speed of 110 kilometres per hour (kmph) to Saurashtra and Kutch on June 13 and 14, said India Meteorological Department (IMD). [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. 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. Though the 'eye of the storm' is away from land, the cyclone's outer periphery would leave its impact on the coast. Cyclone Vayu To Make Landfall on June 13 in Gujarat. It is anticipated that Cyclone Vayu would help the state of Karnataka in gaining its surplus rainfall value. Though the … 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). 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. A pedestrian was killed Wednesday after a portion of a cladding fell on him at the bustling Churchgate railway station in Mumbai. Vayu weakened to Category 1-equivalent tropical cyclone status at 12:00 UTC,[32] as the loose central convection expanded to leave a ragged eye 55 km (35 mi) in diameter. At its strongest, it is likely to generate winds of speed 110-120 km per hour. 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." [55] Numerous thatched houses were either damaged or destroyed by gusty winds, with many kutcha houses having their roofs torn off. Cyclone Vayu unlikely to impact Kerala, yellow alert in a few districts. Question: Cyclones cause widespread devastation and damage to India’s coastal cities. [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. [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. Discuss the major mitigation measures which can be taken to overcome cyclones such as Nilopher in India. The storm tracked … The GUVNL teams were finding it difficult to reach some of the water-logged coastal areas, she added. [67] Three pedestrians were injured by an acrylic sheet that strong winds had caused to fall from a skywalk. (TWC Met Team) According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the … 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. [1][10][52][53] Police officers also conducted night patrols to ensure that no residents were left behind in evacuated areas. Vayu continued to steadily strengthen after intensifying into a cyclonic storm. Rain on 18 June 2019 due to impact of Cyclone Vayu. They are very common in India because of its long coastline. 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. A pedestrian was killed Wednesday after a portion of a cladding fell on him at the bustling Churchgate railway station in Mumbai. 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. Description: English: Rain on 18 June 2019 in Mehsana city of Gujarat state of India due to impact of Cyclone Vayu. Several trees fell down throughout the city, resulting in at least four injuries, and causing a road to become blocked for many hours. [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. 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. [15] Conditions were favourable for further intensification, with improving upper-level divergence, and ample energy being provided by extremely warm sea surface temperatures of 31 °C (88 °F). [17] This was further upgraded to an orange alert on 11 June. 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. The yellow alert has been issued on Tuesday and will be in place till Saturday. India's National Disaster Response Force says it has deployed 52 teams to deal with the impact of Tropical Cyclone Vayu. The highest impact of cyclone Vayu will be witnessed in Veravel, Porbandar, Junagadh, Diu, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Dwarka and Kutch. 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. [27][28] At 12:00 UTC on 13 June, the JTWC indicated that lower vertical wind shear had allowed Vayu to strengthen, noting that the eye had become more distinct. Tropical Cyclone Vayu is the strongest storm to impact the Saurashtra Peninsula since 1998, when a tropical cyclone with winds of 195 kph (120 … [52] Rainfall associated with Vayu continued for several days in the state of Maharashtra, with the city of Nashik receiving 92.1 mm (3.6 in) of precipitation in a 24-hour period on 15–16 June. 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. 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. The system weakened gradually as it tracked slowly towards the Arabian Peninsula, then weakened more quickly after beginning to accelerate back towards India on 16 June. Boats and aircraft were sent to various locations across Gujarat to enable and assist search and rescue operations if required. Jun 13, 2019, 00:16 AM IST. Cyclone Vayu is expected to make the landfall on Gujarat and Diu coastlines on Thursday afternoon. Summary . Vayu originated from a low-pressure area that was first noted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on 9 June, near the northern Maldives. [39] The system was downgraded further to a depression by the IMD six hours later. Cyclone Vayu is very likely to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva as a very severe cyclonic storm, today. [6][8] A motorist was also killed after being hit by a falling tree on the side of the road while driving home. Efforts are on to restore it, said an official. [20], Vayu continued to steadily strengthen after intensifying into a cyclonic storm. [21] Shortly afterwards, the cyclone began a period of rapid intensification; however, the rate of intensification was tempered somewhat by strong vertical wind shear. 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. "Citizens shud not venture into sea & should keep safe distance from shore-line. [76][77] One elderly resident in Karachi died of heat stroke on 15 June, and numerous other people were treated in hospitals and medical clinics for symptoms such as dehydration, dizziness and exhaustion. Cyclone Vayu is raging its way towards Gujarat's coastline and is expected to make landfall by Thursday morning here. [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. Floodwaters also caused several vehicles to drift from where they were parked. The India Met Department (IMD) has ramped up the expected top wind speed of the very severe cyclone Vayu from 145-155 km/hr to 170-180 km/hr at the time of landfall.After crossing the Porbandar-Verava Many of the victims had been working on farms during heavy rain and thunderstorms when they were struck. Vayu's remnants continued inland for another day, before dissipating on 19 June. [23] The intensification trend then slowed, however, with three-minute sustained winds only increasing further to 150 km/h (90 mph) by 12:00 UTC. 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. [43] The IMD warned that thatched houses in the path of the cyclone were likely to be completely destroyed, and that kutcha houses could sustain significant damage. [10] All ports in Gujarat suspended operations from 12 June, and many vessels which had been berthed there departed the ports for safety. Vayu … [4] Approximately 300,000 residents of coastal Gujarat were evacuated on 12 June in preparation for the system's arrival,[1] and thousands of personnel were deployed to the region to assist with preparations, rescue operations and clean up efforts. [11] The presence of the pulse also contributed to enhanced convective activity, and generated conditions which were supportive of tropical cyclogenesis. The western state of Gujarat is likely to be hit hard by its first cyclone in more than 20 years. "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. [35] An approaching mid-latitude trough weakened the areas of high pressure centred to the west and northeast,[31] Vayu recurved sharply to the northeast. Tropical Cyclone Vayu is fast approaching the western state of Gujarat in India, and could impact the lives of six million people. The cladding fell due to the strong wind blowing from the seaside due to the impact of Cyclone Vayu and the cladding could not withstand wind pressure. [8][63], Moderate to heavy rainfall occurred in more than 100 tehsils across Gujarat. Cyclone Vayu impact: In view of Cyclone Vayu, Western Railway has cancelled a number of trains. 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. 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 … Tropical Cyclone Vayu was fading as it neared the coast of southwestern Pakistan and northwestern India. Effects of Cyclones and Hurricanes: i. [1][51][10] Personnel from the state reserve police were deployed to the region, as well as 300 commandos from the state marine police. The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) had designed an action plan well in advance in the wake of the threat. However, as a result of its post effects, south/south-westerlies have commenced over the state. [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. [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. Summary . 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). In Gujarat, coastal areas of Saurashtra have started experiencing the effect of the Vayu cyclone with strong wind and heavy rain since this afternoon. 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In Veraval, about 20 small boats and five larger boats were also damaged. [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. [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. [25][26] As Vayu approached the coastline of the state of Gujarat in northwestern India, the influence of a strengthening subtropical ridge over Saudi Arabia caused the system to gradually slow down and turn towards the west. Cyclone Vayu – it is still to develop into a cyclone and is only a deep depression as of now – is currently positioned around 250 km northwest of Aminidivi island in Lakshadweep and about 750 km southwest of Mumbai, and is slated to reach the Gujarat coast in two to three days. More than 2.75 Lakh people in the state have been evacuated. [5][6][7][8][9], The name Vayu was provided by India, and is derived from a Sanskrit and Hindi word meaning 'wind'. Thus, good rain and thundershower activities are expected over the coastal stations of Maharashtra today and tomorrow as well. "Around 561 feeder lines in Saurashtra and south Gujarat are affected due to the impact of cyclone Vayu. [45][75] The severe heat wave in Pakistan was also exacerbated by Vayu. 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. [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. Impact of Cyclone Vayu on Monsoon. Cyclone Vayu moves towards Gujarat coast. Delhi ANI. [65] In southern Gujarat, lightning strikes killed five people and injured two others. Port, rail, and … According to PTI, as many as 194 departures and 192 arrivals were delayed, and at … 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 family of the deceased victim received ₹500,000 (US$7,000) as an ex gratia payment from the railway company. [6] In the town of Chamba in northern India, houses and roads were damaged by flash flooding and hail from a severe thunderstorm associated with Vayu. 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. Cyclone Vayu poised to hit India as year’s second major storm. Vayu is much weaker than Fani. 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. [31][37] Strong vertical wind shear and dry air ingestion from the western semicircle of the storm's circulation continued to erode the cyclone, and Vayu weakened into a deep depression at 03:00 UTC on 17 June,[38] with the JTWC issuing their final advisory at this time. [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. [73][74] The formation of Cyclone Vayu caused a further week's delay in the monsoon's progression towards northern India by drawing clouds and moisture over the Arabian Sea, away from the developing monsoon trough. Description: English: Rain on 18 June 2019 in Mehsana city of Gujarat state of India due to impact of Cyclone Vayu. [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. Cyclone Vayu spares Gujarat, changes course towards Oman. Cyclone Vayu Facts Today News Updates: Gujarat Weather, Cyclone vayu live: गुजरात से 170 KM की रफ्तार से टकराएगा ‘वायु’ 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. [59][60] The prolonged strong winds generated waves of around 4 m (13 ft) high along large parts of coastline. At its strongest, it is likely to generate winds of speed 110-120 km per hour, according to current forecasts. The waves caused minor flooding of low-lying areas in various towns along the coast, including Al Suwaih and Ras Al Hid. Get latest News Information, Articles on Cyclone Vayu Impact Updated on August 23, 2020 04:19 with exclusive Pictures, photos & videos on Cyclone Vayu Impact at Latestly.com [9] Strong winds also produced a large dust storm in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on 12 June. According to Skymet Weather, Cyclone Vayu is now far beyond the reach of Maharashtra. Cyclones are sustained by very strong low-pressure areas at their core. [64] Veraval also experienced heavy rainfall, with 67 mm (2.6 in) falling in just six hours. [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. Cyclone Vayu, a strong tropical cyclone, cause damages mostly in the Indian state of Gujarat. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu (/ˈvɑːjuː/) was a strong tropical cyclone that caused moderate damage in India during June 2019. 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