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Gujarat polls: PM Modi's Wednesday rally postponed in view of cyclone Ochki

06 December 2017, 01:01 | Terri Saunders

Cyclone Ockhi: Maha, Guj on high alert; Kerala toll at 25

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ministers Kadakampalli Surendran and Mercy Kutty Amma meet Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the technical area of the Thiruvananthapuram airport on Monday

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rallies in Gujarat's Morbi, Dhrangadhra and Surendranagar cancelled due to bad weather Cyclone Ockhi.

Fishermen bring in their boats at the coast of Mumbai, near the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Schools and colleges were shut.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also issued an advisory warning people against visiting beaches in view of the high tide alert due to the cyclone.

Mumbai and its surrounding districts experienced nearly continuous rain with bouts of heavy showers since Monday evening.

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A cyclonic bulletin issued by IMD stated: "The very severe cyclonic storm Ockhi that lay centered over East central and adjoining southwest Arabian Sea, about 420 km west northwest of Amini Divi, 880 km southsouthwest of Mumbai and 1090 km south-southwest of Surat is very likely to move north-northwestward for a few hours and then recurve north eastwards during the subsequent 48 hours and weaken gradually". The country's financial capital also experienced showers on Monday night.

Follow LIVE updates of Cyclone Ockhi's landfall in Gujarat here:7 pm: PM Modi postpones campaign rally in Surat PM Narendra Modi has rescheduled his campaign rally in Surat due to Cyclone Ockhi. Spoke to all relevant authorities and officials. "Our Karyakartas should devote themselves to providing all possible assistance and stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens", Modi tweeted.

It has been raining in Mumbai's Andheri since morning, reported ANI. Mumbai will witness light to moderate rainfall in the coming days. Not only this, strong surface winds will prevail over the region with wind speed ranging between 40-50 kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph.

Asking people not to panic in case of a cyclone alert, the NDMA said that fishermen along and off Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu coasts should not venture into sea from December 6 to 8 while fishermen along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands are advised not to venture into sea till Wednesday.

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