Ockhi Cyclone to reach South Gujarat Tonight

Cyclone Ockhi is expected to make landfall in coastal Gujarat tonight with squally winds, which may cause heavy rains in several parts of the state during the next two days. An India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast said, “The severe cyclonic storm Ockhi is now laid centred about 850 km south-southwest of Surat and is likely to cross south Gujarat and adjoining North Maharashtra coasts near Surat as a deep depression by midnight of December 5.” Following the IMD prediction, Gujarat chief secretary J N Singh on Monday took stock of the administrative preparedness to deal with any eventuality.

All coastal Gujarat districts have been put on high alert as cyclone Ockhi is likely to make landfall in South Gujarat on Tuesday midnight. While the cyclone is currently categorised as ‘very severe’, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said it will weaken to a deep depression when it reaches Gujarat. Wind speeds in coastal Maharashtra and Gujarat are expected to increase to between 30 kmph and 40 kmph, and sea conditions will be rough. Fishermen have been warned against venturing into the sea.

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