A portion of Porbandar's Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple, believed to be 150-year-old, has collapsed due to gusty winds and sea waves triggered by Cyclone Vayu. Just as water trickled into the temple structure, one portion of the temple got shattered in the sea waves.
According to Ministry of Earth Science, Vayu is expected to move north-northwestwards for sometime and then northwestwards skirting the Saurashtra coast affecting Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar and Devbhoomi Dwarka with wind speed 135-145 kmph gusting to 160 kmph from Thursday afternoon.
At least 40 to 45 boats were damaged due to the impact of Cyclone Vayu as very strong winds hit the region and the sea turned rough.
Meanwhile, the impact of Cyclone Vayu has been milder at most airports in Gujarat and there has been no damage to aerodromes' infrastructure so far. To avoid disruptions and damages to infrastructure, the AAI has suspended flight operations at airports in Porbandar, Diu, Bhavnagar, Keshod and Kandla for 24 hours starting midnight Wednesday.