Cyclonic storm to reach Maharashtra, Gujarat by June 3
Mumbai : A low-pressure area over Arabian Sea will develop into a cyclonic storm and will make a land fall in some parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat on June 3, predicted IMD. The warning comes days after cyclone Amphan rattled Odisha and West Bengal.
"The low-pressure area over Arabian Sea to intensify into Cyclonic Storm during next 48-hours. It would reach near north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts around 3rd June morning," the IMD 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," the regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai, had earlier tweeted.
The cyclonic storm will likely cause rainfall in several parts of the country, the agency said.
"Under the influence of 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 said in a statement.
"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," it added.
Fast winds are likely during the rainfall and people are advised to stay away from beaches and avoid going into water.