New Delhi (NVI): A cyclonic storm is brewing in the Arabian Sea and it is likely to have impact on Lakshadweep Islands and coastal areas of India from tomorrow morning onwards, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), which advised fishermen out in deep sea to return to the coast.
A low pressure area has formed over southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area today and it is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm, the IMD said.
“It is very likely to become well marked over Lakshadweep area by May 14 morning, concentrate into a depression over the same region by May 15 morning and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 24 hours,” it said..
Lakshdweep is likely to receive very light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places with extremely heavy falls (≥ 20 cm) at isolated places for the next four days, said IMD.
Tidal wave of about 1 meter height above the astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of Lakshadweep Islands on May 15 and 16, it said.
The intensity is likely to further increase and very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over the regions of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka from May 14 to May 17.
South Konkan & Goa to receive light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places very likely on May 15 and heavy to very heavy falls at a few paces on 16th & 17th May, IMD said.
Rainfall activity is very likely to commence in Gujarat from May 17 with significant increase during the subsequent 2 days with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Saurashtra & Kutch on 18th and isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Kutch & adjoining southwest Rajasthan on 19th May.