Cyclone Tauktae hits India coast with 165km/h winds and heavy rain

18th May, 2021

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Cyclone Tauktae has made landfall on India’s western coast, sparking the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. Photograph: AP


Cyclone Tauktae has made landfall on India’s western coast, battering Gujarat state with heavy rain, storm surges and sustained winds of up to 165km/h (103mph). The storm, the most powerful to hit the region in more than two decades, hit hours after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people and suspended Covid-19 vaccinations in the area.

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