With a depression building in Arabian Sea, which is likely to develop into a severe cyclonic storm, the authorities have put Gujarat on high alert. Anticipating the impact of Cyclone Vayu, schools and colleges have declared a holiday on June 13, the day the cyclone will hit Gujarat.
The cyclone will have a huge impact on the country's economy also as a lot of money would be spent on repairing the damage caused by the cyclone. With the warning of heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat, the state government has decided to deploy 10 teams of NDRF personnel in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch from Tuesday morning.
The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rains and high winds at a speed of over 110 kilometres on June 13 and 14 in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said Cyclone Vayu is very likely to move northward and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu region as a severe cyclonic storm with wind speed 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph during early morning of June 13.