Cyclone Tauktae Updates; Increase Alert!

Cyclone Tauktae Updates; Increase Alert! The cyclonic weather Tauktae has strengthened and is forecast to hit the Gujarat region by May 18, bringing bad weather to some regions, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The cyclone is expected to bring heavy rain to Gujarat’s coastal regions, including very intense rainfall in Junagadh and Gir Somnath, as well as severe to extremely wet weather in a few places in Saurashtra, Kutch, and Diu, including Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagadh, Porbandar, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Amreli, Rajkot, and Jamnagar, according to the IMD.

As a caution, the Western Railway has halted 56 trains that originate or terminate in Gujarat’s Saurashtra district.

“During the next 12 hours, Cyclone Tauktae is very likely to intensify more into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm and intensify more.”

“This is very likely to be passed north-northwestwards, reaching the Gujarat region in the morning of the 18th and crossing the Gujarat region between Porbandar and Naliya around the 18th May afternoon/evening,” the IMD said in its most recent update.

According to K S Hosalikar, head SID, Climate Research and Services, IMD, Pune, heavy rains were recorded in Maharashtra’s coastal Ratnagiri district on Saturday.

Showers are expected to begin on Sunday afternoon in Mumbai, according to Shubhani Bhute, senior director (weather) at IMD, Mumbai.

Cyclone Tauktae Updates – Mumbai, Maharashtra

The IMD has released a ‘orange warning,’ indicating that moderate to very heavy rainfall is expected across the entire Konkan and hilly areas of western Maharashtra on Sunday and Monday, primarily in Kolhapur and Satara, she said.

Pm Narendra Modi reviewed the preparedness of states, central ministries, and agencies in charge of dealing with the effects of Cyclone Tauktae in Delhi, and directed them to take all necessary steps to ensure that citizens are safely evacuated.

According to a statement, he also called for the preservation of all basic services such as electricity, telecommunications, health, and drinking water, as well as their immediate reconstruction in the event of disruption.

Modi advised them to maintain special preparedness on COVID management in hospitals, vaccine cold chain and other healthcare centers on power backup and storing of critical drugs, and to arrange for unhindered movement of oxygen tankers at the high-level meeting, which was attended by Home Minister Amit Shah and top officials concerned, according to the PMO.

An NDRF spokesperson said that teams from the National Disaster Response Force are deployed in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath, Amreli, Porbandar, Dwarka, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Kutch, Morbi, Surat, Gandhinagar, Valsad, Bhavnagar, Navsari, Bharuch, and Junagarh districts. The Indian Air Force says it has 16 transport planes and 18 helicopters on standby to deal with any situation that could occur as a result of Cyclone Tauktae.

“The state government has made all necessary arrangements and established a command centre after the cyclone Tauktae updates. District administrations in the Saurashtra and south Gujarat regions, which are expected to be impacted by the cyclone, have already been notified. The NDRF is sending teams to the state “Vijay Rupani, Gujarat’s chief minister, told reporters in the Banaskantha district earlier.


In an advisory to the Gujarat government, the Union Home Ministry stated that the “very extreme cyclonic storm” is likely to cause damage to thatched houses, highways, power and communication lines, especially in the Saurashtra districts of Devbhoomi Dwarka, Kutch, Porbandar, Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Jamnagar, Amreli, Rajkot, and Morbi.

“Cyclone Tauktae Updates; From May 17 morning, sea conditions are expected to be very rough to high along and off the south Gujarat coast, and from May 18 morning, sea conditions are likely to be very high to phenomenal.”

“The wave is expected to flood astronome areas of Morbi, Kutch, Devbhoomi Dwarka and Jamnagar districts between two to three metres above sea level and to flood the remaining coastal districts of Gujarat by one foot, one to two metres,” the Advisory said.

The Ministry of the Home Affairs advised on 17 and18 May that fishing activities be suspended in the northwest and off the coast of Gujarat.

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, ordered the authorities to remain alert in coastal districts.

Thackeray said at a meeting of the Disaster Management Authority the Palghar Collectors, the Raigad, the Ratnagiri District of Sindhudurg were ordered to take all appropriate precautions.

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