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May 17, 2021 / 11:05 PM IST

Cyclone Tauktae Highlights | Gujarat on edge as cyclonic storm makes landfall

Tropical Cyclone Tauktae News Highlights: Cyclone Tauktae, which has now intensified into an "extremely severe cyclonic storm", has made landfall, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The cyclone is considered to be the most severe storm to hit Gujarat in over two decades.

Cyclone Tauktae News Highlights: Cyclone Tauktae has intensified into an "extremely severe cyclonic storm". Gusty winds and rains lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring areas today morning as the "very severe cyclonic storm" Tauktae was heading towards Gujarat. It made landfall near the Gujarat coast on evening of May 17, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. As a precautionary
measure, the state administration shifted over one lakh people living in coastal areas of 17 districts to safer places till late Sunday night, and the work resumed on Monday morning, the government said in a release. According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD, by May 18 the wind speed is expected to increase to 150-160 km per hour, gusting up to 175 km per hour. This year's first cyclone has added to the woes of the states which are already grappling with the devastating second wave of COVID-19. The Centre has given a slew of directions to the states to ensure that the health facilities do not suffer and medical supplies are maintained. IMD Director General M Mohapatra said the cyclone has seen a rapid intensification. The gradual intensification stages are cyclonic storm, severe cyclonic storm, very severe cyclonic storm, extremely severe storm and super cyclonic storm.
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  • May 17, 2021 / 11:02 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Light intensity rains in parts of UP, Rajasthan over next 2 hours: IMD

    "Light intensity rain would occur over isolated places of Firozabad, Tundla, Mathura, Etah, Jalesar, Hathras, Sadabad, Agra, Sikandra Rao, Jajau (U.P.), Bayana, Mehndipur, Mahwa, Nadbai, Bharatpur (Rajasthan) and adjoining areas during the next 2 hours," the India Meterological Department (IMD) said in an update issued on 10:50 pm.

  • May 17, 2021 / 10:19 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Landfall process continues: IMD

  • May 17, 2021 / 10:09 PM IST

     Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Mumbai airport has resumed operations with effect from 10 pm

    The operations at Mumbai airport have resumed in effect from 10 pm on May 17. They were suspended since 11 am in the morning in view of the threat posed by Cyclone Tauktae. The services were initially suspended for three hours, but were subsequently extended as incessent rainfall combined with heavy winds continued in the city.

  • May 17, 2021 / 09:45 PM IST

     Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Over 55 flights cancelled at Mumbai airport

    More than 55 flights, both incoming and outbound, were cancelled at the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on Monday after the private airport operator was forced to suspend all air services at 11 am due to cyclone 'Tauktae'. These cancellations apart, some seven incoming flights were also diverted to various airports. The CSMIA for the fourth time in the day extended the closure of operations till 10 pm after first announcing that the airport will remain closed for three hours, starting 11 am. 

    With the announcement of the cyclone alert, Mumbai Airport has closed all flight operations with effect from 11 am till 10 pm on May 17, the CSMIA said in a late evening statement. The airport operator said it has registered the cancellations of 34 arrivals and 22 departures, it said, adding that a few airlines have decided to cancel services to Mumbai. CSMIA, however, did not provide specific details.


  • May 17, 2021 / 09:16 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Winds gusting up to 185 kmph at Gujarat coast

    A very severe cyclonic storm with winds gusting up to "185 km per hour" began making landfall on the Gujarat coast, news agency PTI reported. The landfall process is expected to be completed in two to four hours. The authorities are on alert in Gujarat, along with the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, to minimise the casualties.

  • May 17, 2021 / 08:49 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Cyclone makes landfall, process to continue for next two hours

    Cyclone Tauktae has made landfall close to the Gujarat coast. The cyclone has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm, and is considered as the most severe to hit Gujarat since 1998. The landfall process will continue for next two hours, weather department officials said, adding that it would be accompanied with heavy rains and high-speed winds.

  • May 17, 2021 / 08:42 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Cyclone close to Gujarat coast, landfall process begins

    "The extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae lies close to the Gujarat coast. The landfall process started and will continue during next 2 hours," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in an update.

  • May 17, 2021 / 08:23 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Waterlogging in low-lying in Mumbai areas

    Waterlogging was reported in several low-lying pockets of Mumbai following hours of incessent rainfall triggered by the cyclonic storm 'Tauktae'. In neighbouring Navi Mumbai, two deaths were reported due to the uprooting of trees.

  • May 17, 2021 / 07:51 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Mumbai airport closure extended till 10 pm, 34 flights cancelled so far

    The closure of Mumbai airport has been extended till 10 pm. "The airport has so far witnessed 7 diversions. In the wake of the alert, a few airlines have decided to cancel services to Mumbai. CSMIA has registered the cancellations of 34 arrivals and 22 departures. Passengers are adviced to connect with their respective airlines before leaving their homes," the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) said in an update.

  • May 17, 2021 / 07:47 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Rain lashes Gujarat, cyclone landfall expected at around 8 pm

    Moderate intensity rainfall has begun in several parts of Gujarat, as the cyclonic storm is nearing towards its coastline. The landfall is expected at around 8 pm, officials said.

  • May 17, 2021 / 07:30 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae LIVE Updates | Death toll in Maharashtra climbs to six

    Six persons were killed in Maharashtra's Konkan region in separate incidents related to the severe cyclonic storm ''Tauktae'' while three sailors remained missing after two boats sank in the sea, a statement and officials said on Monday.

    Of the six, three persons died in Raigad district, a sailor in Sindhudurg district while two persons were killed in Navi Mumbai and Ulhasnagar after trees fell on them, in Thane district, officials said. (PTI)