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Cyclonic storm Vayu to cross Gujarat coast on Jun 13: IMD

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A deep depression over the east-central and adjoining southeast has intensified into cyclonic storm Vayu and is likely hit the coast by June 13, the (IMD) said on Tuesday.

"Cyclone 'Vayu' is expected to hit the coast in between Porbandar and Veraval early 13th June morning speeding up to 110-120 kmph and gusting up to 135-140 kmph," Meteorology, IMD, KS Hosalikar said.

In view of the warning of heavy downpour in parts of Gujarat, the has deployed NDRF personnel in and around coastal areas of Kutch and Saurashtra, reports said.

"will also be affected by the cyclone but not that severely as it is likely to cross at a distance of 250-300 kms away from the coast tomorrow early morning," Hosalikar said.

He said, "A cyclone warning has been issued in Mumbai for fishermen and people living near the coastline. Mumbai will see a change today and tomorrow due to the effect of the cyclonic formation."

The officer has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea for the next couple of days while ports have been asked to flag danger signal.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 11:34 IST