Article by Darshana Jamindar
In connection with current Cyclone Tauktae , NDRF National Disaster Response Force Team From Odisha has left For Gujarat Today. Cyclone Tauktae may hit coastal regions of Gujarat by May 18 -19, 2021.
15 NDRF team will be deployed in Saurashtra following the cyclone forecast, it will further deploy 2 teams in Amreli, 1 Team in Bhavnagar, 2 Team in Gir Somnath, 2 Team in Porbandar, 2 Team in Devbhoomi Dwarka, 2 Team in Jamnagar, 2 Team in Rajkot And 2 teams will reach in Kutch district.
The first cyclone of 2021 is likely to form on May 16 in the Arabian Sea. As per IMD India Meteorological Department said that a low-pressure area had formed near Lakshadweep on the morning of May 13 due to which the cyclone is formed it will be named Tauktae. It s the name given by Myanmar and it means a highly vocal lizard gecko.
The cyclone may intensify into a depression by May 15 and later as cyclone on May 16. The cyclone may intensify and move towards the coastal Gujarat and neabouring Pakistan. The track of the cyclone will be very close to Gujarat coast. It may make landfall in Gujarat by the evening of May 18. Coastal Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra will experience heavy rainfall from May 14.
IMD sounds red alert for coastal areas of Gujarat, state government has alerted district administration by alerting people in low lying coastal areas. Fishermen are advised not to venture in high sea. Signal number 2 activated at ports of Saurashtra region.
In Jamnagar district signal number 2 has been activated at Bedi, Nava bandar, Rozi and Sikka ports and in Devbhumi Dwarka signal number 2 has been activated at Okha, Lamba and Salaya ports.
Due to the cyclone Winds may blow at a speed of 140 to 150 kms/hour.
As per latest information, It gets diverted to Surat and gulf of Cambay.
A cyclonic disturbance will be formed over Lakshadweep and Arabian Sea in the next 36 hours, bringing heavy rains to the southern parts of the country, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. Due to this, a “high intensity” cyclone will reach the Gujarat coast by May 18. After the cyclonic warning the National Disaster Response Force has deployed several teams on ground. At least 24 teams are pre-deployed and 29 teams are on standby for Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, NDRF DG, SN Pradhan . In a warning, IMD predicted intense showers in Gujarat starting May 17, with its intensity escalating in the subsequent days. The state will have extremely heavy rainfall at a few places like Saurashtra and Kutch on May 18 and 19.
Due to the presence of the cyclone, Gujarat rains would be accompanied with gusty winds going ranging from 50 kmph to 80 kmph in the next 5-6 days.