1. Where are these storms at the moment: In the Arabian Sea, this storm is moving at a speed of 9 kilometers per hour during the last 6 hours. The Meteorological Department estimates that the speed of a cyclone can hit 140 to 150 kilometers per hour while hitting the coast. The storm is currently 160 kilometers off the coast of Gujarat, while its distance from Goa’s Panaji is 350 kilometers.2. When will it hit the coast: This storm is likely to turn into a very severe cyclonic storm by Saturday night. On May 18, in the afternoon or evening, this storm will cross the Porbandar and Nalia coast of Gujarat. 3. Wind Speed: The IMD said that between 16-19 May it is likely that it will turn into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ with winds of 150-160 kmph. The speed of the winds can also be 175 kilometers per hour in between.
4. Where it will rain: Due to this storm, there will be torrential rain in Lakshadweep on 15 May. On May 15 in Karnataka (coastal and adjoining districts), there will be light to moderate rainfall in most places and heavy rains in some places. There is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in Konkan and Goa on 15-16 May. The IMD said that the coastal districts of Saurashtra region in Gujarat are likely to receive rains from May 16 and heavy to very heavy rainfall on May 17.
The storm is moving rapidly towards the coast
5. PM Modi convened meeting: In view of the storm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting this evening. Officials of the National Disaster Management Authority will also attend this meeting. PM Modi will take stock of preparations to deal with the cyclone. 6. Cancel flights: Many flights have been canceled in view of the storm. Vistara Airlines has said that flights to Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Goa and Ahmedabad will be affected till May 17, 2021. 7. There will be no vaccination in Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials have decided to postpone the Kovid-19 vaccination campaign for the next two days in the wake of the cyclonic storm warning in Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai. 8. Rain in Kerala: Heavy rains have already started in many areas of Kerala. Red alert has been issued in many districts here.
Kerala: Heavy rain continues in several parts of the state, visuals from Malappuram district. Red Alert today in the district. pic.twitter.com/wPdEYL70ek
– ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2021
9. Meeting in Gujarat: The Chief Secretary of Gujarat has held an emergency meeting regarding the cyclone ‘toute’. Cyclone can affect 14 districts of Gujarat. After the meteorological estimate, the preparations should be made with the Kovid Protocol by video conference with DM, SP of 14 districts. 10. Alert in Mumbai: Preparations have also been started by BMC at Juhu Chowpatty, Mumbai. Lifeguards and all boats are being prepared on the beach so that if the hoist rises up, and any problem can be dealt with, from the moment Everyone has been instructed to stay away.