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PRESS RELEASE-7
Time of issue: 1530 hours IST                                                         Dated: 15-06-2019
Sub: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘VAYU’ over northeast & adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea

Yesterday’s very severe cyclonic storm “VAYU” over northeast & adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea (AS) moved nearly westwards during past 24 hours and lay centred at 1430 hrs IST of today, the 15th June, 2019 near latitude 20.7°N and longitude 66.7°E over the same region about 325 km west-southwest of Porbandar (Gujarat), 380 km west-southwest of Veraval (Gujarat) and 435 km nearly west of Diu.
The system is very likely to move nearly westwards during next 24 hours with gradual weakening and recurve northeastwards thereafter and cross north Gujarat coast as a Depression by the evening of 17th June 2019.

Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table: Date/Time(IST) Position (Lat. 0N/ long. 0E) Maximum sustained surface wind speed (Kmph)
Category of cyclonic disturbance
15.06.19/1430 20.7/66.7 120-130 gusting to 145

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 15.06.19/1730 20.7/66.4 120-130 gusting to 145

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 15.06.19/2330 20.7/66.0 120-130 gusting to 145

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 16.06.19/0530 20.9/65.7 100-110 gusting to 125

Severe Cyclonic Storm 16.06.19/1130 21.2/65.9 100-110 gusting to 125

Severe Cyclonic Storm 16.06.19/2330 21.8/66.6 80-90 gusting to 100

Cyclonic Storm 17.06.19/1130 22.5/67.6 55-65 gusting to 75

Deep Depression 17.06.19/2330 23.5/69.0 40-50 gusting to 60 Depression


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