Cyclone Tauktae formed over the East Central Arabian Sea during the early hours of 16 May. The storm is currently centered approximately 150 km southwest of Panjim-Goa, 490 km south of Mumbai, and 730 km south-southwest of Veraval (Gujarat)
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Tauktae is very likely to intensify further during the next 24 hours. It is will likely move north-northwest and reach Gujarat Coast between 1200-1500 UTC on 17 May and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around 0000 UTC on 18 May.
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding
Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts
Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights
Power outages in homes and places of work
Mitigating Measures to Apply:
· Check with the supplier to ensure they are open and operating
Monitor local news and weather media for updates
Allow extra time for travel to and from supplier, accommodations, and airport
Avoid traveling through flooded areas
Keep extra bottled water in lodging
Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip
Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport
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