A extreme cyclone increase over the Arabian Sea could not weaken after anticipated landfall on Wednesday night, and will retain the standing into the subsequent morning. It could stay a cyclone as much as Thursday night over West/North-West India, per an India Meteorological Department (IMD) outlook.

The IMD didn’t point out a precise landfall level for the reason that system was nonetheless in the despair stage on Monday afternoon. According to IMD officers, an indicative landfall level might be declared tomorrow (Tuesday). But tentative graphical representations of observe out there on Monday pointed to Mumbai or neighbourhood.

Current location

On Monday morning, the despair was situated about 360 km south-west of Panjim; 670 km South-South-West of Mumbai; and 900 km South-South-West of Surat. It is anticipated to accentuate right into a deep despair by Tuesday morning and develop right into a cyclone by the morning after.

Its observe can be almost to the North till Tuesday morning, re-curve later North-North-East in direction of the West Coast, and intensify as a extreme cyclone earlier than crossing the North Maharashtra and South Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar (Raigad) and Daman by Wednesday night/night time.

High winds alongside coast

Squally winds (50-60 km/hr gusting to 70 km/hr) could prevail alongside and off Karnataka-Goa coasts in the subsequent two days. Over Lakshadweep and alongside and off the Kerala coast, the wind speeds can be 40-50 km/hr, gusting to 60 km/hr throughout this era.

Squally winds (40-50 km/hr gusting to 60 km/hr) over East-Central and adjoining South-East Arabian Sea would speed up to 50-60 km/hr gusting to 70 km/hr (deep despair) throughout the subsequent two days. They will progressively pace as much as gale pressure winds (60-70 km/hr gusting to 80 km/hr to cyclone energy) alongside and off south Maharashtra coast from Tuesday morning.

Wind speeds will additional decide as much as 105-115 km/hr gusting to 125 km/hr) alongside and off Maharashtra coast (Raigad, Mumbai, Palghar, Thane); 90-100 km/hr gusting to 110 km/hr alongside and off Valsad and Navsari in Gujarat; 80-90 km/hr gusting to 100 km/hr alongside and off Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra; 70-80 km/hr gusting to 90 km/hr alongside and off Surat and Bharuch in South Gujarat from Wednesday night.

Warning to fishermen

The sea situation will likely be tough to very tough (with wave heights of 8-20 ft) across the Lakshadweep throughout this era. It will turn out to be very tough to excessive (20-30 ft) alongside and off the Karnataka-Goa coasts; and excessive to very excessive (30-40 ft) over alongside and off the Maharashtra coast tomorrow; and really tough to excessive alongside and off the Gujarat coast from Wednesday.

Fishermen are suggested to not enterprise into the South-East Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep space and alongside and off the Kerala coast throughout the subsequent two days; alongside and off the Karnataka-Goa coasts until Wednesday; and alongside and off the Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts on Wednesday and Thursday.

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