New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Meteorological Department has issued heavy rainfall warning in Karnataka, Goa and South Konkan after cyclonic storm “Kyarr” intensified into severe cyclonic storm over east-central Arabian Sea.
It lay centered at 0830 hrs on October 25 over east-central Arabian Sea, about 210 km west-southwest of Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), 370 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 1870 km east-southeast of Salalah (Oman), according to IMD.
“It is very likely to move nearly northwards during the next 12 hours and then move west northwestwards towards Oman coast during the subsequent 5 days. It is also likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours,” said IMD in the statement.
The depression over eastcentral Arabian Sea moved east northeastwards and intensified into a deep depression on October 24 in the evening at 1730 hours over the same region. Moving further northeastwards, it intensified into the cyclonic storm “KYARR” in the early morning at 0530 hours on October 25 over east-central Arabian Sea, the statement added.
“Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places is very likely over coastal districts of Karnataka, Goa & south Konkan and isolated heavy rainfall over north Konkan during next 24 hours,” IMD said.
Due to the depression, the sea condition is very likely to be high to very high over east-central Arabian Sea around the system centre during the next 24 hours and phenomenal thereafter. It will be very rough to high along & off Maharashtra, Goa coasts and rough to very rough along & off north Karnataka coast and northeast Arabian Sea off south Gujarat coast during next 24 hours, said IMD in the statement.
The IMD has issued warning to the fishermen to not to venture into the Sea.