Cyclone Ockhi likely to make landfall in Gujarat on Tuesday midnight

Cyclone Ockhi Kerala

Cyclone Ockhi Kerala

Dozens of fishermen were rescued Friday from the sea which is very rough under the influence of Cyclone Ockhi.

A precautionary holiday has been announced for all schools in the coastal Maharashtra districts of Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. NDRF teams are already on standby.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he is constantly monitoring the situation in various states arising out of cyclone Ockhi battering parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep islands and now heading towards Gujarat.

Modi was set to address the public rally at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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The poll panel asked B B Swain to make "adequate, effective and fool-proof arrangements" for the smooth conduct of first phase polling for state Assembly elections on Saturday. Rain will intensify gradually.

The city is likely to experience medium to heavy showers throughout the day and the intensity is likely to reduce by 3am.

"We are expecting wind velocity of around 50-60 km per hour over the next two days", the official added. Surat Municipal Corporation has issued a directive saying that the cylone's effect is likely to last from Tuesday evening till Wednesday morning and hence residents should not leave the house unless it is an unavoidable emergency. He only addressed the crowd at Anjar. Shah's poll rallies scheduled today in Rajula town of Amreli and Mahuva and Shihor of Bhavnagar district have been cancelled, a party release said. Though Vaghela was supposed to reach Surat on Tuesday night, he dropped his plan due to the approaching cyclone.

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