Articles tagged under: Cyclone

Maximum temperatures take a steep dip even as fear of Storm Ockhi proved to be a fiasco

December 06, 2017
Maximum temperatures take a steep dip even as fear of Storm Ockhi proved to be a fiasco

Ahmedabad: The temperatures across the state have fallen significantly despite the fiasco of the fear of storm Ockhi which diluted and diffused in to a low pressure area before it could hit the Gujarat coast as a 'fierce' storm or deep depression. Amid all the high alert and preparedness Ockhi could not do any damage in the form of a windy storm yet the rain caused under its influence has of-course damaged crop both in-the-field as well as recently sowed or sold one lying in ope...Read More

Cyclone Ockhi weakens, may not hit Gujarat coast: IMD

December 06, 2017

Ahmedabad:Cyclone Ockhi is gradually weakening into a depression and may not hit the Gujarat coast near Surat as predicted earlier, the Meteorological Centre said here tonight. Cyclonic storm Ockhi has already turned into a "deep depression" and may hit south Gujarat only as a "depression" late tonight, according to an official statement. The deep depression is located around 240 kms south- southwest of Surat. "The deep depression over east-central Arabian Sea moved further north-northe...Read More

Ockhi weakens further, looses cyclone status, turns in to deep depression , now likely to reach Gujarat tomorrow

December 05, 2017
Ockhi weakens further, looses cyclone status, turns in to deep depression , now likely to reach Gujarat tomorrow

Gandhinagar/Surat: Cyclone Ockhi has weakened further and turned in to a deep depression and its speed has also slowed down giving rise to the possibility of its crossing from Gujarat tomorrow as a deep or normal depression with much lower wind speed than expected. According to IMD it was situated at a distance of 310 km south south west of Surat coast at 1800 hrs this evening and was advancing at a speed of 15 kmph as a deep depression. So technically it was no more a cycl...Read More

Ockhi cyclone approaching Gujarat coast: Rahul Gandhi returns to Delhi cancelling campaign trip

December 05, 2017
Ockhi cyclone approaching Gujarat coast: Rahul Gandhi returns to Delhi cancelling campaign trip

Bhuj: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who returned to Delhi after cancellation of his proposed three day Gujarat trip mid way today owing to inclement weather, will come on a four day trip to the poll-bound state from December 8 now. Gujarat Congress president and former union minister Bharatsinh Solanki today informed that Rahul would now visit central and north Gujarat from December 8 to 11. Rahul could only address one rally today at Anjar but three...Read More

Ockhi to make landfall at Gujarat coast tonight, state machinery at alert, CM Rupani postpones Rajkot campaign, rush to Surat, PMO in touch

December 05, 2017
Ockhi to make landfall at Gujarat coast tonight, state machinery at alert, CM Rupani postpones Rajkot campaign, rush to Surat, PMO in touch

Gandhinagar/Surat: Cyclone Ockhi will convert in to a 'deep or normal depression' before its likely landfall somewhere at South Gujarat coast near Surat late tonight but the state machinery has been put on alert as a precautionary measure with deployment of around half a dozen teams of NDRF and some of SDRF in five coastal districts and putting Army, Navy, Air Force, BSF and state police in state of high preparedness. Director of IMD center Ahmedabad Jayanta Sarkar said that ...Read More

A weakened Ockhi cyclone may cause heavy rain in south Gujarat, Saurashtra coast till Dec 7: Gujarat govt

December 05, 2017
A weakened Ockhi cyclone may cause heavy rain in south Gujarat, Saurashtra coast till Dec 7: Gujarat govt

Gandhinagar: Although weakened about 390 km off Surat coast, the Ockhi cyclone in deep depression still likely to hit the south Gujarat and Saurashtra regions around December 5 midnight with a velocity of 60-80 kmph as it may cause heavy rainfall in coastal areas till December 7, 2017. Gujarat Chief Secretary J.N. Singh reviewing the high alert follow-up actions with senior government officers and collectors through videoconferencing directed the administration to take all preventive measure ...Read More

Approaching Ockhi hamper Gujarat poll campaign, election rallies of Shah, Rahul, others cancelled

December 05, 2017
Approaching Ockhi hamper Gujarat poll campaign, election rallies of  Shah, Rahul, others cancelled

Surat/Rajkot: The non-seasonal rain and inclement weather in Gujarat especially in Southern districts and Coastal Saurashtra caused by approaching cyclone Ockhi, has also affected the poll campaign in the state with large number of election rallies including the ones of BJP president Amit Shah and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi have been cancelled today. Those of Congress leader Rajbabbar, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje Scindia, UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Bhojpuri Superstar c...Read More

Ockhi: Oil, gas, chemical units in coastal areas asked to ensure maximum safety

December 05, 2017
Ockhi: Oil, gas, chemical units in coastal areas asked to ensure maximum safety

Surat: In the wake of landfall of cyclone Ockhi in Surat district of Gujarat late tonight, Instruction has been issued to 11 major Oil, Gas and Chemical companies situated in coastal belt of this southern district including the public sector ONGC at Hazira to take special precaution to ensure maximum safety for non-leakage of gas owing to the storm. Collector Surat Mahendra Patel today said that these companies have been asked to take measures to ensure that any kind of gas leak did...Read More

Ockhi: Most of all around 3800 fishing boats from Porbandar/Mangrol return safely

December 05, 2017
Ockhi: Most of all around 3800 fishing boats from Porbandar/Mangrol return safely

Porbandar: Most of the around 2500 fishing boat which had ventured in to sea have returned safely ashore here in the wake of the inclement weather caused by cyclone Okhi and subsequent alert issued by the met department and state government as it was now approaching towards Gujarat coast. Secretary of National Fish Workers Forum Manish Lodhari today said that most of the boats have returned safely. 'Now only around 100 to 150 boats were in the sea and these have also...Read More

Okhi cyclone may hit the south Gujarat, Saurashtra coast around December 5 midnight : Gujarat govt

December 04, 2017
Okhi cyclone may hit the south Gujarat, Saurashtra coast around December 5 midnight : Gujarat govt

Gandhinagar: In the wake of Indian Meteorological Department forecast of cyclone Okhi likely to hit the south Gujarat coast around December 5 midnight, the state administration is on alert for the last 24 hours to take all preventive measures. Presiding over the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) meeting at the its emergency centre here today with senior officers here today, Chief Secretary J.N. Singh directed the administration to open round-the-clock control room at the tal...Read More

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