No threat to Gujarat from cyclonic storm ‘Sagar’

  • | Thursday | 17th May, 2018

It is very likely to intensify further slightly during the next 12 hours. It is going further away from us,” Kumar said in a tweet today. There is no need to worry,” Sarkar said.“The cyclonic storm “SAGAR” over Gulf of Aden moved slightly westwards with a speed of 8 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay centered over Gulf of Aden near on Thursday; about 390 km east-northeast of Aden (Yemen) and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands. AHMEDABAD: Cyclonic circulation storm ‘Sagar’, which is building up near Yemen in the Gulf of Aden, will not leave any impact on Gujarat as it is moving westwards, said MeT department officials.However, taking a precautionary measure, the state government has issued a warning for the fishermen asking them not to venture out into deep sea and hoisted a distant warning (DW) signal number-2 at all major ports along the Gujarat coast.IMD's Gujarat director Jayant Sarkar said that there is no threat to the state from this cyclonic storm which is moving westwards.“Possibility of 'Sagar' making any significant impact along the Gujarat coast is very less. It is very likely to continue to move westwards for some more time and then move west-southwestwards thereafter,” said the cyclone alert issued by IMD As per the latest projections, the storm is likely to move west-southwards in the next 24 hours, which effectively means that it will not leave any major impact on Gujarat coast, officials said.Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue department, Pankaj Kumar, who is monitoring the situation, also said the storm would not affect Gujarat.“Cyclonic Storm Sagar situated over Gulf of Aden is not going affect Gujarat.

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