Kolkata like monster cyclone heading towards Mumbai, impact likely on June 3
Mumbai : The low-pressure area developing over the Arabian Sea is likely to become a severe cyclone as it hits the north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coast on June 3, said IMD. The cyclone is likely to impact Mumbai when it crosses the state.
"The Low-pressure area intensified into a depression today morning. To intensify into a Cyclonic Storm and cross North Maharastra and South Gujarat coast during 3rd June evening/night," IMD tweeted.
Currently, the cyclone is around 700 kms away from Mumbai and it is likely to have wind speeds between 105-110 kmph when it will cross on evening June 3.
"It will have an impact on Mumbai," IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
"It lay centred near latitude 13.0degN and longitude 71.4degE, about 400 km southwest of Panjim (Goa), 700 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 930 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat). It is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression over Eastcentral and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea during next 12 hours and intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm over the Eastcentral Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move nearly northwards initially till June 2 morning and recurve north northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts between Harihareswar (Raigarh, Maharashtra) and Daman during evening/night of 03 rd June,2020," said IMD.
The depression will intensify into a deep depression - the third and fourth stage of any cyclone formation - by this evening, the weather department said.
"It (the storm) is very likely to move nearly northwards initially till June 2 morning and then recurve north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during evening/night of June 3," the Cyclone Warning Division said.