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Cyclone Vayu has weakened and crossed the coast of Kutch as a low pressure system on Tuesday morning causing rainfall in several parts of the state said IMD.

“Cyclone Vayu converted into a low pressure area when it crossed over Kutch this morning. This will cause rainfall in the region,” said Manorama Mohanty, a scientist at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) at Ahmedabad regional centre.

Therefore rains are likely to continue in the Kutch, Saurashtra and North Gujarat for a couple of days because of the impact. On account of the latest update from the MeT Department, warning for the ports was lowered but the fishermen were cautioned to wait until the low pressure subsides completely.

The low pressure system accompanied by strong winds will prevail over north east Arabian Sea and adjoining Kutch and Saurashtra regions. The wind speed is likely to hover around 30-40 Kmph.

The low pressure will further weaken but the rough weather will continue to prevail in the region. Various parts of Gujarat, Kutch and Saurashtra regions witnessed heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours.

Earlier, the cyclone vayu was expected to recurve to make landfall in Gujarat but with a reduced intensity. The Cyclone was predicted to hit Gujarat on June 13 but it skirted away sparing the coast of any possible damage.

Also read Monsoons delay due to Vayu, rainfall deficit hits 43%


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