Monday, November 03, 2014

Cyclone Nilofar weakens further but Gujarat remains on alert

Times of India: Ahmedabad: Thursday, 30 October 2014.
Cyclone Nilofar further weakened on Wednesday and is expected to cross the Gujarat coast near Naliya between Friday night and early hours of Saturday as a marginal cyclonic storm that will pack winds gusting at 60-70 kmph.
"Light to moderate rains will occur in Kutch and Saurashtra on Thursday while heavy and very heavy rains will occur at isolated places in this region on Saturday and Sunday," said additional director of India Meteorological Department, Ahmedabad, Manorama Mohanty.
Meanwhile, about 100 families living close to the coast in Jafrabad, Amreli district, were shifted to safer locations. Around 15,000 salt pan workers have left the Little Rann of Kutch.

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