Cyclone Vayu lies centred over Northeast Arabian sea: India Meteorological Department

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, IndiaUpdated: Jun 17, 2019, 09:43 AM IST

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has put Gujarat on alert with likely Cyclone Vayu closing in on the Arabian Sea coast. Photograph:(IANS)

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The IMD had earlier said that cyclone Vayu was moving away from the Gujarat coast.

Cyclone Vayu lay centred over the Northeast Arabian Sea and neighbourhood, about 280 km west-southwest of Naliya, 260 km west-southwest of Dwarka and 360 km west-southwest of Bhuj on Monday morning.

In a tweet, India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated, "Cyclonic storm Vayu lay centred at 0530 hrs today over Northeast Arabian Sea & neighbourhood, about 280 Km west-southwest of Naliya, 260 Km west-southwest of Dwarka & 360 Km west-southwest of Bhuj."

The IMD director Jayant Sarkar also assured that the Cyclone will not cause any substantial damage in the areas where it will come.