"VSCS 'VAYU' moved westwards, near Lat 21.0degN & Long. 68.2deg E, 170 km west-southwest of Porbandar (Gujarat). The system is moving westwards affecting Porbandar and Devbhoomi Dwarka. The system will move nearly westwards during next 48 hours and recurve northeastwards thereafter," the IMD tweeted.
The storm, which skirted the Saurashtra coast, also affected Gir Somnath and Junagarh districts, it said.
The cyclone, which was to make landfall along the Gujarat coast on Thursday, changed course and moved towards Oman, IMD officials said.
The people who were evacuated can now return to their homes, he said, while announcing a token sum of money for them.
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