Tropical Cyclone Tauktae in Arabian Sea will landfall over indian coast of Gujarat evening. The impact area is expected between Porbandar and Mahuva.
Equivalent to a Category 4
Tropical Cyclone Tauktae strengthened overnight, reaching an intensity equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. However, we note a degradation of the satellite signature over the last few hours. Currently, the cyclone is moving north-west and transits about 100 kilometers from Mumbai. During the day, the system straightens its trajectory due northward, which makes a landing in India inevitable.
Storm surge Forecast according IMD
Landfall area will be Gujarat. The point of impact is still being considered somewhere between Porbandar and Mahuva according to RSMC New Delhi. It is during this night that the phenomenon should make landfall. A loss of intensity before landfall is the option chosen by the human agencies (CMRS New DElhi and JTWC). Nonetheless, Tauktae would remain a severe cyclone upon impact. The threat is therefore very serious.
Cyclone warning (orange message)
A cyclone warning (orange message) is underway on the coasts of Gujarat and Diu. This corresponds to the 3rd level of the Indian warning system. Destructive winds and heavy rains are expected in the areas directly impacted by the eye wall. Finally, a storm surge could reach up to 3m in some areas and generate flooding. RSMC New Delhi warns that the cyclone could cause major damage to homes and coastal crops.