India - Tropical Cyclone MAHA update (GDACS, JTWC, IMD, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 06 November 2019)

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  • Tropical Cyclone MAHA is moving east towards the western coast of northern India. On 6 November at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 680 km south-west of Surat (Gujarat State) and approximately 690 km west of Mumbai (Maharashtra State), with maximum sustained winds of 111 km/h.

  • MAHA will weaken as it moves east, approaching the coast of Gujarat on 7 November as a tropical depression.

  • National response actors are providing rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Maha.

  • Heavy to very heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over coastal Saurashtra Peninsula and South Gujarat and light to moderate rain will be widespread in Gujarat over 6-7 November.