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|Event Summary||5/19/2021 9:00:00 AM|
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Posting Date: May 19, 2021, 9:00:00 AM
Cyclone Tauktae is set to make landfall in the Indian state of Gujarat today, May 17, with an intensity equivalent to a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Tauktae is the strongest cyclone to make landfall in Gujarat in more than two decades, since a 1998 storm struck the city of Kandla, killing more than 10,000 people and causing more than USD 250 million in insured losses.
As of 8:30 a.m. local time (3:00 UTC) today, Tauktae, classified as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm by the India Meteorological Department, was near 18.8°N, 71.5°E, about 150 km west of Mumbai, 220 km south-southeast of Diu, and 260 km southeast of Veraval (Gujarat). The forecast calls for the storm to continue to move north-northwestward and reach the coast of Gujarat shortly, crossing the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) tonight with maximum 1-minute sustained wind speeds of 155-165 km/h, gusting to 185 km/h.
This will be the final posting on Cyclone Tauktae. Please contact your AIR representative if you are seeking further information regarding this event.