The depression formed over Gujarat coast is moving to west-northwestwards and is likely to intensify into deep depression in the coming 12 hours. India Meteorology Department said, the deep depression is likely to further intensify as a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.
According to IMD‘s latest bulletin, the depression is moving in a west-northwest direction towards Pakistan and less likely to hit Gujarat Coast. Talking to AIR News, IMD Director Manorama Mohanti said, Gujarat is safe from any severe impact of the cyclone, but heavy rains are likely to continue in coastal regions of the state mainly Saurashtra region. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea for the next two days.
In view of the heavy rain warning, relief and rescue operation is going on in full swing in the coastal districts of Saurashtra including Devbhoomi Dwaraka, Gir Somnath and Porbandar. As many as 18 teams of NDRF have been deployed in the nine districts of Saurashtra. All the coastal districts have been put on alert.
AIR correspondent reports that extremely heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in Devbhoomi Dwaraka, Gir Somnath, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Porbandar districts today while the parts of South Gujarat region including Bharuch, Aanand also received heavy rain today.