In this article, I’m going to share with you some important information about Cyclone Vayu.
In India right now, Everyone wants to know about Cyclone Vayu, especially people of Gujarat, India. That’s because IMD reported Cyclone Vayu to hit Gujarat on June 13, 2019.
IMD predicts, In Gujarat, Cyclone Vayu going to affect mostly the coastal area between Porbandar and Mahuva.
Those of you who don’t know Weather Scientists have classified Cyclone Vayu as a Tropical Cyclone.
Well, Tropical Cyclones are those cyclones that originate over Warm Tropical Oceans like Pacific Oceans, Atlantic Oceans and other Indian Oceans that lies in between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.
NOTE: Warm Tropical Oceans are those oceans that lie between the equatorial band of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.
Now, Since Cyclone Vayu originates over Warm Tropical Ocean, it brings high winds and heavy rain with it. Also, it raises low atmospheric pressure.
According to IMD, Right now its speed is 80-90 kmph, but when it reaches coastal areas in Gujarat, its speed rises to 110-135 kmph.
If you compare this speed with Cyclone Fani which hit Odisha last month, it is comparatively low. Cyclone Fani speed was around 220 kmph.
Those of you who don’t know, let me tell you that, India Meteorological Department has given Cyclone Vayu its name.
Other than Cyclone Vayu IMD has given several other Cyclone names. These are Cyclone Agni, Aakash, Bijli, Jal, Lahar, Megh, and Sagar.
In India, Cyclones mainly affect the Coastal Areas of Odisha, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Goa.
Gujarat Government, however, is all set to face Cyclone Vayu by first evacuating around 3 lakh people.
Cyclone Vayu to affect the Following set of Areas
In India, Right now, Cyclone Vayu likely to affect the Low Coastal Areas of following districts in Gujarat.
- Gir Somnath
Looking at this Cyclone Alert, Local Governing Authorities of these districts have also closed schools and colleges for two days i.e., June 12 and June 13, 2019.
Let’s pray everything goes right and the cyclone Vayu to not enter in Gurajat.
For now, stay safe and always at alert.