Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for VAYU-19
in India, Pakistan

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone VAYU-19 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000565
Name VAYU-19
Glide number: TC-2019-000055-IND
From - To 10 Jun - 15 Jun
Exposed countries India, Pakistan
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 176 km/h, Category 2
Maximum storm surge 1 m (13 Jun 22:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (India)

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  Wind Storm surge GDACS score
GDACS 176 km/h 1 m 1.5
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India, Pakistan - Tropical Cyclone VAYU update (ECHO 14 Jun 2019)Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:05

  • Tropical Cyclone VAYU's centre was approximately 215 km south-southwest of Junagadh city and approximately 140 km south-west of the coastal town of Porbandar on 14 June at 0.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h.
  • The weather system is due to move westward to sea, far off western Gujarat, with maximum sustained winds of 157 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is forecast over Gujarat State and Coastal Karnataka, strong winds and storm surge over Gujarat and moderate rainfall over southern Sindh Province, Pakistan.
  • According to media reports, the power supply was disrupted in nearly 560 villages of Saurashtra and south Gurajat. Evacuation camps remain operational.
India, Pakistan - Tropical Cyclone VAYU update (ECHO 13 Jun 2019)Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:05

  • On 13 June at 0.00 UTC, Tropical Cyclone VAYU's centre was approximately 185 km south-west of Junagadh City (Gujarat) and 135 km west of the coastal town of Veraval (Gujarat), with maximum sustained winds of 157 km/h.
  • VAYU is forecast to slighty strengthen as it continues north-west along the coast of western Gujarat, before weakening as it moves out to sea. 
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall, thunderstorm, strong winds and storm surge could affect Gujarat State in India.
  • According to media reports, two people died in a suburb of Mumbai and nearly 300,000 people were preventively evacuated across Gujarat.
India, Pakistan - Tropical Cyclone VAYU (ECHO 11 Jun 2019)Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:04

  • Tropical Cyclone VAYU formed over the eastern Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean) on 10 June and started moving north. On 11 June at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 310 km west of Malvan (Maharashtra State, western India) with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (tropical storm).
  • It could reach southwestern Gujarat State on 13 June, with maximum sustained winds up to 150-160 km/h.
  • Heavy rain with thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast over western coastal states over the next 24 hours.
  • A strong wind and heavy rainfall warning is in effect for Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra States and a thunderstorm warning for Maharashtra States. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the eastern Arabian Sea.
  • The national government has deployed 15 teams of National Disaster Response Forces (NDRF) in coastal areas. The Indian Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard have also been alerted to assist with relief operations if required.
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Major Indian Port In Path Of Tropical CycloneSat, 15 Jun 2019 00:19:00 +0200.

Tropical Cyclone Vayu formed in the Arabian Sea earlier this week, the eye brushing by the northwestern coast of India on Thursday, June 13. Ahead of the storm, airports were shut down, schools were closed and hundreds of thousands of peopl
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NASA finds Tropical Cyclone's Vayu getting stretchedFri, 14 Jun 2019 22:03:00 +0200.

IMAGE: On June 14, 2019 at 0359 UTC (0859 UTC) the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed cloud top temperatures of Tropical Cyclone Vayu in infrared light. AIRS found coldest... Credit: NASA JPL/Heidar Thrastarson. When NAS
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Satellite Observations Improve Earthquake Monitoring, ResponseFri, 14 Jun 2019 18:59:00 +0200.

NASA’s Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu still lingering near the northwestern coast of India, and its cloud-filled eye remained offshore. NASA’s Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu still lingering near the northwestern
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Talking the Tropics With Mike: Cyclone (hurricane) continues over the ... Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:49:00 +0200.

We're in "good shape" right now across the Atlantic Basin.... There were no global tropical cyclones from the 2nd week of May until the 2nd week of June - not very common. There is now a cyclone over the Northern Arabian Sea. 2019 names....
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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (129), (2), DesInventar (4), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (10), HWRF (4), GFS (4), INFORM (2),