New Delhi (NVI): The depression over Lakshadweep area is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hrs, which may lead to heavy rainfall in southern parts of India for the next 4-5 days.
“The well marked low pressure area over Lakshadweep area & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea moved east-northeastwards, concentrated into a Depression and lay centred at 0830 hours IST of today, the 14th May, 2021, IMD said in a tweet.
It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 12 hours and into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 12 hours,
It is very likely to intensify further and move initially northnortheastwards till today evening. It would then move north-northwestwards and reach near Gujarat coast by 18th May morning, it tweeted.
Under its influence, heavy to very heavy falls at a few places with extremely heavy falls (≥ 20 cm) at isolated places over Lakshadweep, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, coastal and south interior Karnataka are very likely from today to next 4 days.
Heavy rainfall falls at isolated places very likely over South Konkan and Goa on May 15.
Rainfall activity is very likely to commence over Gujarat from May 17 with significant increase during the subsequent 2 days with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places, the IMD said.
Over Saurashtra and Kutch on May 1& and isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Kutch and adjoining southwest Rajasthan May 19.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), “Cyclonic circulation lies over central parts of Assam and a trough in westerlies runs roughly along longitude 88°E to the north of latitude 25°N in lower levels.”
Under the influence of these systems, fairly widespread rainfall along with heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over northeastern states and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during next 24 hours and decrease thereafter, it said.
Rainfall activity is very likely to increase from 17th with fairly widespread to widespread activity & isolated heavy falls due to likely strong westerly/southwesterly from Bay of Bengal over the region for subsequent 4-5 days, it added.