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15-May-2021

WORLD HOLIDAYS: 16-29 MAY 2021
Worldwide

CYCLONE INTENSIFIES
India

World Holidays: 16-29 May 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021, Worldwide

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Mon 17 May – Norway Constitution Day
Wed 19 May – Turkey Youth & Sports Day
Wed 19 May – Buddha’s Birthday

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Cyclone intensifies
Saturday, May 15, 2021, India

Cyclone Tauktae formed over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area by early today (15 May). By tonight, it is set to intensify into a ‘Severe Cyclone’ category and by Sunday morning it will become ‘Very Severe Cyclone’.

This is the first cyclonic storm formed over the North Indian Ocean region in 2021.

The cyclone is advancing towards the south Gujarat and Pakistan coast and is expected to reach around 18 May. A cyclone warning was issued yesterday (14 May) for Gujarat and Diu.

According to the latest bulletin, at 05.30 hours this morning, Cyclone Tauktae had travelled at a speed of 9 kmph and was located 160 kms north-northwest of Amini Devi in Lakshdweep, 350 kms south-southwest of Panjim, Goa, and 960 kms south of Verala in Gujarat.

Last night, parts of Goa experienced severe thunderstorm with moderate to heavy rainfall. The 24-hour rainfall recorded over the state ranged between 19mm to 29mm.

The Meteorological Department has warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall today and tomorrow over coastal and ghat areas of Karnataka and Goa, heavy rain over coastal Maharashtra districts.

Mormugao is experiencing heavy rain with thunderstorms. All operations at berths has been suspended due to heavy rain and strong wind.

Meanwhile, all ports in Gujarat have hoisted Distant Warning Signal No – II (DW-II).

LC-III hoisted at Ports along the coast from Bankot to Mormugao and DC-I at ports from Dahanu to Srivardhan (Maharashtra) & Mormugao.

For information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com

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