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  • After Devastating Hudhud:Cyclone Nilofar approaches India

    After Devastating Hudhud:Cyclone Nilofar approaches India

    After the most severe tropical cyclonic storm Hudhud within North Indian Ocean which has killed more than 40 people, causing extensive damage and prompting the evacuation of some 350,000 people, Its Cyclone Nilofar approaches India's Gujarat.

    Cyclone Nilofar, categorised as "severe" by weather forecasters, is expected to hit the western state of Gujarat during the "next 24 hours".

    The Meteorological Department has predicted the storm will bring winds of up to 145km/h (90 mph).

    Heavy rainfall is expected in the coastal districts of Saurashtra and Kutch and the sea along the coast in Gujarat will be "rough to very rough," the weather department said in a statement.

    Fishermen out at sea in the area have been asked to return to the coast, and authorities have put the coastal villages on alert.

    "Roughly around 5,000 fishing boats are at sea. We are trying to contact them and ask them to reach the nearest port," senior state fisheries department official Pravinchandra Malli according to newspaper report.

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