Depression over Telangana moves to north interior Karnataka, Maharashtra: IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): The depression over Telangana has moved further west-northwestwards and now lies over north interior Karnataka and the adjoining area of Maharashtra, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

According to the Cyclone Warning Division, IMD, the system is expected to move west-northwestwards and weaken into a well marked low pressure area during next 24 hours.

“But it will eventually immerse into eastern parts of Arabian Sea off Maharashtra coast around morning of October 16,” it added.

The Met department also said, there is also possibility of its further intensification into a depression over east central and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea off Maharashtra – south Gujarat coasts and gradual west-northwestward movement.

Under its influence, extremely heavy rainfall (more than 20 cm per day) at isolated places would occur over Madhya Maharashtra, south Konkan and Goa, coastal Karnataka, Ghat section of south interior Karnataka and adjoining Districts of north interior Karnataka during next 24 hours, IMD said.

Moreover, squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely to commence along and off Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts from October 15 and would gradually increase thereafter to 65 kmph. Therefore, fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea.

The sea condition will also be rough to very rough over east central and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Maharashtra & Gujarat coasts from October 16, the IMD added.

-RJV