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Nilofar weakens before landfall in Gujarat

Nilofar weakens before landfall in Gujarat
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Cyclonic storm Nilofar has weakened ahead of making landfall at the northern Gujarat coast and adjoining Pakistani coast around Naliya.

New Delhi:Cyclonic storm Nilofar has weakened ahead of making landfall at the northern Gujarat coast and adjoining Pakistani coast around Naliya.

Cyclone Nilofar, currently centred about 730 kilometres southwest of Naliya in Gujarat , is expected to bring moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfalls at isolated places.
Manoroma Mohanty,Director MET Dept: Rainfall will be experienced in coastal Saurashtra,Kutch & north Gujarat,heavy rainfall in some parts
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 30, 2014
C. P. Patel, the District Magistrate (Collector) of Gir Somnath District requested tourists to return home on Wednesday and also confirmed that fishermen have been called back from sea.
Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have also been deployed in some places as authorities intensified relief and rescue arrangements as precautionary measures to handle the cyclonic storm.
Pakistani authorities have also advised fishermen in Sindh and Balochistan to not venture out to sea from Wednesday to Friday, while those who were already there, have been advised to return to land.
Cyclone Nilofar at central Arabian sea,till the time it reaches north Guj coast will weaken,form a depression: Manoroma Mohanty,Dir.MET Dept
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 30, 2014
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