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Cyclone Vayu to hit Gujarat today; flights suspended, 300,000 evacuated

Cyclone Vayu is expected to hit the Gujarat coast anywhere between Veraval in the south and Dwarka in the west of Gujarat Thursday afternoon

As Cyclone Vayu advances towards the Gujarat coast and is expected to make landfall Thursday afternoon, the state government has shifted around three lakh people from low-lying areas of Saurashtra and Kutch regions, officials said Wednesday. According to the latest weather report, the cyclone has intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and changed its course slightly. Now, it would hit the Gujarat coast anywhere between Veraval in the south and Dwarka in the west Thursday afternoon. The cyclone is now located around 200 km south, south-west of Veraval and "is ...