Cyclone Ockhi: IMD issues advisory on sea conditions

Katrina Barker
December 6, 2017

BJP leader Amit Shah's poll rallies scheduled on Tuesday in Rajula town of Amreli and Mahuva and Shihor of Bhavnagar district were cancelled, as were Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's rallies in Morbi, Dhrangadhra and Surendranagar.

Fishermen bring in their boats at the coast of Mumbai, near the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has warned people from venturing close to the coastal areas and beaches in view of the high tide alert issued in Arabian Sea owing to the cyclone.

He also appealed to BJP workers in Gujarat to focus on helping people across the state where the cyclone is likely to make a landfall. Tomorrow, as per the MET department is likely to be cloudy with light spells of rain.

With cyclone Ockhi inching towards Gujarat after creating havoc in parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he is constantly monitoring the situation in various states.

The cyclone is expected to hit the state's coastal area in Surat city on Tuesday midnight. Spoke to all relevant authorities and officials.

Several districts in Gujarat received light rain since Tuesday morning, even as nearly the entire State saw overcast skies. Mumbai will witness light to moderate rainfall in the coming days.

Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph along & off north Maharashtra and South Gujarat coasts from 4 night to 6 December 2017 morning. Dozens of fishermen were rescued Friday from the sea which is very rough under the influence of Cyclone Ockhi.

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