After supercyclone Amphan in Bay of Bengal, now another cyclone building up in Arabian Sea
New Delhi: The low pressure area over Southeast and adjoining East-central Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep area is very likely to concentrate into a Depression over east-central and adjoining south-east Arabian Sea during next 12 hours and likely to intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm over east-central Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours.
According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department, It is very likely to move nearly northwards initially till morning of June 2 and then recurve north and north-eastwards and reach near north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts around morning on June 3.
Squally wind, speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph, was very likely to prevail over south-east and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area and along and off Kerala coast during next 48 hours. It will gradually increase becoming Gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph over east-central Arabian Sea and and along and off Karnataka- south Maharashtra coasts from June 2 morning and further becoming 90-100 kmph gusting 110 kmph over east-central and north-east Arabian Sea along and off Maharashtra & Gujarat coasts from 3rd morning.
The Sea condition would very likely be rough to very rough over south-east and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area during next 24 hours. It would become very rough to high over east-central & southeast Arabian Sea and along and off Karnataka- south Maharashtra coasts from June 2, and high to very high over east-central and north-east Arabian Sea along and off Maharashtra & Gujarat coasts from June 3.
“Fishermen are advised not to venture into southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area and along and off Kerala coast till June 2; east-central Arabian Sea and along and off Karnataka coast till June 3; eastcentral Arabian Sea along and off Maharashtra coast and north-east Arabian Sea along and off Gujarat coast during June 3 and 4, “the Met department stated and advised fishermen out at sea to return to coasts immediately.
The Met department warned of light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Lakshadweep area, Kerala and coastal Karnataka till June 1 and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfalls in South Konkan and Goa between June 1 and 3. Besides, north Konkan and central Maharashtra will experience light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places on June 3 and 4, while south Gujarat, Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli will experience heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places on June 4.