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
From - To 10 Jun - 17 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 16:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (India)


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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 176 km/h 1 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 191 km/h 1.5 m 1628 mm 0.5
GFS 194 km/h 1.4 m 1209 mm 0.5
ECMWF 151 km/h 1.4 m 1130 mm 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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India - Tropical Cylone VAYU update (ECHO 17 Jun 2019)Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:02

  • After doubling back on its track, Tropical Cyclone VAYU is forecast to continue north-east, hitting the coast of Kutch district (Gujarat) on late 17 June, as a tropical depression.
  • On 17-18 June, moderate to heavy rainfall at isolated places is forecast to affect Gujarat State, while orange alerts have been issued for heavy rainfall in Saurashtra, Kutch, and North Gujarat regions until 18 June.
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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NASA-NOAA satellite finds dry air affecting Tropical Cyclone VayuMon, 17 Jun 2019 22:16:00 +0200.

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Oman Seawater enters homes in South Al Sharqiyah coastMon, 17 Jun 2019 05:16:00 +0200.

Muscat : Parts of Oman have been partially affected by tropical storm Vayu, according to reports received from people residing in South Al Sharqiyah Governorate. Locals in the area have been circulating photos and videos on social media - o
Cyclone Vayu: Latest updatesMon, 17 Jun 2019 05:04:00 +0200.

KARACHI: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) “VAYU” in the East Arabian Sea has moved in northwest direction during last six hours and weakened into a Severe Tropical Storm. VAYU now lies centered around Lat.21.2N and Long.65.5E at 0800 PST o
Indirect impact of Vayu felt in some wilayatsMon, 17 Jun 2019 05:02:00 +0200.

Muscat: The indirect effect of tropical storm Vayu was felt in some wilayats overlooking the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Sea with vast areas submerged by rising sea water. Mohammed bin Hamood al Siyabi from the National Multi Hazard Early W

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