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Cyclone Tauktae continues to show weakening trend: IMD

New Delhi: With Cyclone Tauktae continuing to reck havoc on several states on the Western Coast including Gujarat, damaging structures, uprooting trees and electricity lines, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday announced that the cyclone is continuing to show a weakening trend.

New Delhi: With Cyclone Tauktae continuing to reck havoc on several states on the Western Coast including Gujarat, damaging structures, uprooting trees and electricity lines, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday announced that the cyclone is continuing to show a weakening trend.

The “extremely severe” Cyclone Tauktae caused devastating winds that reached speeds up to 190 kilometres per hour with rainstorm storms causing landfall in Gujarat, damaging structures, electricity lines, and uprooting trees.

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In a post over on Twitter, the meteorological department said: “The Cyclone continues to show weakening trend. Eye is disorganising, wall cloud is weakening.”

“The very Severe Cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’ lay centred at 0230 HRS IST of 18TH MAY 2021 over SAURASHTRA, near LAT. 21.05°N AND LONG. 71.15°E, about 75 KM north-northeast of Diu and 30 KM south of AMRELI,” IMD said in another tweet.

“Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Tauktae’ moved north wards with a speed of 15 KMPH during past 06 hours”, read another tweet by the department.

Due to this, numerous areas near Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are likely to experience rainfall in the next couple of hours.

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High sea waves lashing during heavy rains at a coast in Kochi, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(

Hodal, Aurangabad, Meham, Bhiwani, Loharu, Bawal (Haryana), Bayana, Mehndipur, Mahwa, Dausa, Kotputli, Lachmanngarh, Rajgarh, Alwar, Nagaur, Nadbai (Rajasthan) and adjoining areas during the next 2 hours.

“18/05/2021: 03:35 IST; Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over isolated places of Firozabad, Hathras, Narora, Raya, Iglas, Aligarh, Atrauli, Kashganj, Mathura, Sahaswan, Etah, Nandgaon, Barsana, Jahangirabad, Khurja, Pahasu,Tundla, Agra, Jattari, Sikandra Rao, Jajau (U.P)”, informed the meteorological department.

Amid Cyclone Taukate, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday night held an emergency meeting with officials of the coastal districts of Valsad and Gir Somnath at Gandhinagar’s State Control Room.

Patients from a coronavirus care centre in Gujarat’s Vadodara were also moved to hospitals on Monday as precaution. Nodal Officer Sheetal Mistry said, “In view of IMD’s warning for Cyclone Tauktae, we are shifting COVID-19 patients from various facilities to hospitals.”

WATCH: Cyclone Tauktae India: Breezy Weather on Day 1 to Death and Devastation on Day 6

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Meanwhile, the road connecting Gujarat’s Somnath district and the Union Territory of Diu (Daman & Diu) was blocked due to fallen trees, but been cleared by the Army personnel.

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