Cyclone Tauktae intensifies into cyclonic storm: IMD
Cyclone Tauktae, which is currently centred over Lakshadweep, intensified into a cyclonic storm on Saturday morning, according to a tweet by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
"Deep Depression intensified into a Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" (pronounced as Tau'Te) over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast & eastcentral Arabian Sea: Cyclone watch for south Gujarat & Diu coasts," IMD tweeted.
As the western coast of India braces for the cyclone to make a landfall, Indian Navy has assured the state administrations of their support. "Indian Navy ships, aircraft, helicopters, diving and disaster relief teams standby...for rendering full support to State administrations as Cyclonic Storm Tauktae approaches Western Coast of India," a tweet by the Navy spokesperson read.