Cyclone weakening after making landfall on Gujarat coast

Officials in Gujarat said that there was no news of any casualties and it had become weak. (File)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that the landfall process of a very severe cyclonic storm, which hit the Gujarat coast in the Saurashtra region between Diu and Una, ended at around midnight.

State officials said there were no reports of any casualties due to the tropical storm and it has weakened.

The IMD also announced that the cyclone has weakened from a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ to a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’.

IMD said in a tweet after midnight, “The entire eye of the cyclone has now crossed the coast and hit the ground. The back of the eye is now entering the ground.” Landfall is a land-storm after intensifying into the sea (heat source).

The IMD said that the cyclone hit the coast between Diu and Una around 9 pm on Monday night and ended at around midnight.

Here are the live updates on Cyclone Tauktae:

ONGC is taking all possible measures in coordination with ODAG (Offshore Defense Advisory Group) and MRCC (Marine Rescue Coordination Center) to ensure the safety of personnel and ships: ONGC

Six army rescue and relief teams active for rescue and relief operations in Diu

Six army rescue and relief teams are active in Diu for rescue and relief operations. Six additional army teams have been sent to Junagadh to deal with the effects of the cyclone at other cyclone affected places like Botad, Amreli and Bhavnagar: Indian Army

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