New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that the cyclonic storm Vayu is expected to hit the Gujarat coast by June 13.

The cyclone is heading northwards towards Gujarat, parallel to India’s western coast. It is expected to hit the coast in Gujarat between Porbandar and Veraval early 13th June morning with a wind speed of 135-140 kmph.

After the IMD has issued a warning for torrential rain, the state government has deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel in and around coastal areas of Kutch and Saurashtra.

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“Mumbai will also be affected by the cyclone but not that severely as it is likely to cross at a distance of 250-300 kmph away from the Mumbai coast tomorrow early morning,” IMD director general KS Hosalikar said.

The cyclone might bring light showers to cities like Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Rajkot, Veraval and Bhuj on June 12 and June 13.

The weather officer has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea for the next couple of days, while ports have been asked to flag danger signal.