Vayu to intensify into severe Cyclonic storm in next 24 hours: IMD

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 11 (UNI) The Cyclonic Storm ‘VAYU’ over Eastcentral and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 11 kmph in last six hours on Tuesday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

In a bulletin, It said the Storm lay centred at 0230 hrs IST of June 11, near latitude 14.2°N and longitude 70.6°E over Eastcentral & adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea, about 410 km north-northwest of Aminidivi (Lakshadweep), 600 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 740 km nearly south of Veraval (Gujarat).

It is very likely to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 24 hours.

It is very likely to move nearly northward and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval & Diu region as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph during early morning on June 13, the bulletin said.

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