Tropical Cyclone Vayu is forecast to dramatically change course on Thursday, June 13, and turn westward into the Arabian Sea as of 02:30 (local time) on Thursday. The cyclone is no longer expected to make landfall in Gujarat state, though severe weather is still likely for the coastal regions. Heavy rainfall, strong winds, storm surge, and associated flooding and wind damage is likely. Resultant disruptions to power, telecommunications, and transportation, including road closures and suspension of train and flight services, are possible.
As of 02:30 on Thursday, Vayu is located 160 km (100 mi) south-southeast of Gujarat state and producing sustained winds of 157 kph (98 mph), or the equivalent of a Category 2 Atlantic hurricane. Vayu is expected to turn westward in the coming 24 hours, though changes to its course remains possible.
Individuals in Gujarat state and neighboring areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate severe weather and associated flooding and wind damage, as well as disruptions to power, telecommunication and transportation.
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