Mumbai’s waterfront, and the landmark Gateway of India, were inundated on May 17, as Cyclone Tauktae move up India’s west coast, before making landfall in Gujarat, where at least seven people were reported killed on May 18.
The India Meteorological Department said Cyclone Tauktae was an “extremely severe cyclonic storm" with wind speeds of up to 100 mph.
The storm brought a deluge to Mumbai, were 230 mm of rain was recorded in the 24 hours to early May 18. According to local reports citing the India Meteorological Department’s Mumbai centre, this was a record for the month of May.
A further 14 deaths were reported in Maharashtra, the Times of India said.
On May 18, the storm was expected to weaken gradually. Credit: Himalay Kantilal Solanki via Storyful