Withing the coming 48 hours, a low-pressure area forming over the Arabian sea will magnify into a cyclonic storm and will range to parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts on June 3, the weather agency India Meteorological Department mentioned on Sunday. This alert comes in just days after the Cyclone Amphan caused several destruction in West Bengal.
Following the news, the IMD tweeted, “The low-pressure area over the Arabian Sea to intensify into Cyclonic Storm during the next 48-hours. It would reach near north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts around 3rd June morning,”
In respect to this, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai, had previously tweeted, “A low-pressure area has formed over southeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to mid-tropospheric levels.”
This cyclonic storm will possibly cause rainfall in various parts of the country, the agency had mentioned.
“Under the influence of the above system, light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Lakshadweep area, Kerala and Coastal Karnataka on May 31 and June 1 (will take place). Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy falls very likely over Konkan and Goa on 2nd an 3rd June,” the weather office mentioned in a statement.
The statement further read, “Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over north Konkan and north Madhya Maharashtra on 3rd and 4th June (is likely). Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls likely over south Gujarat state, Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli on 3rd June and with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places.”
The IMD has even cautioned about high waves up to four meters in the coastal regions of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep. They have even notified that high-velocity wind will be present in the affected areas.
“Squally wind, speed reaching 45-55 kmph (kilometer per hour) gusting to 65 kmph, very likely to prevail over southeast 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 the east-central Arabian Sea and along and off Karnataka- south Maharashtra coasts from 2nd June morning and further becoming 90-100 kmph gusting 110 kmph over east-central and north-east the Arabian Sea along and off Maharashtra and Gujarat,” the statement further notified.