According to the latest IMD bulletin, the very severe cyclonic storm after crossing Gujarat coast as an extremely severe cyclonic storm last night moved north northeastwards and weakened into a severe cyclonic storm. It lay centered over Saurashtra about 10 kilometers east of Amreli and 210 kilometers southwest of Ahmedabad.
It is likely to move north- northeast wards and weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during the next 3 hours and into depression by today evening. The Weather Office has warned of widespread rains with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Saurashtra and Gujarat region following the impact of the cyclone.
AIR correspondent reports that extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae along with heavy rains and stormy winds with speeds more than 150 kilometers per hour had left behind a trail of destruction along the Saurashtra coast.