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Cyclone Vayu Highlights: Storm heads for Oman without making landfall in Gujarat

By Anuj Cariappa

Gandhinagar, June 13: Cyclone Vayu which had intensified into a 'very severe cyclonic storm' changed its course and headed towards Oman without hitting the Gujarat coast. The authorities would however continue to remain in high alert and the storm did cause cause heavy rainfall in some areas.

All precautions were taken and NDRF teams were on full alert as the cyclone was expected to hit Gujarat near Porbandar on Thursday. It changed its course but passed close to Veraval, Porbandar and Dwarka regions. The effect of Cyclone Vayu will be seen on the coastal regions for the next few days.

Cyclone Vayu LIVE:  Storm not to hit Gujarat, likely to bring heavy rainfall in coastal districts

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Vayu, which intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" brought with it heavy rain and strong winds. Low-lying coastal areas of Kutch, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Porbandar, Junagarh, Diu, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts were likely to be flooded after landfall. Schools and colleges in the coastal districts are closed on June 14.

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