"The cyclone is gradually moving towards Oman. Thus, it won't have much impact on Gujarat. However, strong winds and heavy rainfall would make the sea conditions very rough.

Thus we have issued warning at coastal areas and advised fishermen not to venture into the sea during next 48 hours," said Sarkar.
The administration is taking all the precautionary steps even though "Ashobaa" is not expected to make a landfall in the state.
"As per the current predictions, the cyclonic storm is not going to make landfall in Gujarat. However, we have already warned fishermen to not to venture into the sea. We have also alerted all the district collectors of coastal region to stay prepared for any unexpected turn of events"
said state Relief Commissioner DN Pandey.
The storm will bring respite to the people, who are reeling under scorching heat for a long time, as the maximum temperature is expected to will fall by almost 5 to 6 degrees in most parts of state, Met officials said.
Since yesterday morning, clouds have covered most parts of state, giving huge relief from scorching heat.

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