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West Coast May Face First Cyclone of the Year Next Week, Specific Prediction Expected for Friday | India News

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NEW DELHI: The west coast of India may witness the first cyclonic storm of the year on Sunday with the Indian meteorological department (IM D) on Tuesday predicting its “likely formation” over the eastern center of the Arabian Sea. Once formed, the cyclone will be called ‘Tauktae’, which means very vocal lizard gecko, the name given by Myanmar.
IMD said a low pressure area is most likely to form over the southeastern Arabian Sea around May 14 (Friday) morning. “It is very likely to move northwest to northwest across the southeastern Arabian Sea and the adjacent Lakshadweep area and gradually intensify,” he said, underscoring the possibility of rains and rough weather in Lakshadweep and the coastal areas of Kerala Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.

West Coast May Face First Cyclone of the Year Next Week, Specific Prediction Expected for Friday | India News

Based on your numerical models, IMD predicted that the low pressure area may intensify into a “cyclonic storm” over the east-central Arabian Sea around May 16 (Sunday) and continue to move northwest.
Some of the numerical models, however, show the possibility of its course towards the Kutch areas in Gujarat and southern Pakistan, while others indicate its movement towards southern Oman.
“It will be clearer in a day or two. Once a low pressure area forms by Friday (May 14), we will be able to predict its future course and make landfall,” said Sunitha Devi, head of the division of cyclone warning, IMD. TOI.
She said: “At present, the numerical model guidance is very vague. Still, we have come out with the prediction at this stage as a precautionary step so that deep-sea fishermen can return to shore on Friday.” .
Issuing its warning, IMD said the tsunami approximately one meter high above the astronomical tide is highly likely to flood low-lying areas of the Lakshadweep Islands from May 15-16.
As sea conditions over the southeastern Arabian Sea and the adjacent Lakshadweep-Maldives area and the equatorial Indian Ocean will be rough to very rough from Friday to Saturday, the IMD advised fishermen not to venture into the southeast of the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep-Maldives areas since Thursday, central east Arabia. Sea along and off the coast of Karnataka from Friday and towards the central east of the Arabian Sea and along and out Maharashtra-Goa coasts since Saturday.
She said: “At present, the numerical model guide is very vague. Still, we have made the prediction at this stage as a precautionary step so that deep-sea fishermen can return to shore on Friday. ”
Issuing its warning, IMD said the tsunami approximately one meter high above the astronomical tide is highly likely to flood low-lying areas of the Lakshadweep Islands from May 15-16.
As sea conditions over the southeastern Arabian Sea and the adjacent Lakshadweep-Maldives area and the equatorial Indian Ocean will be rough to very rough from Friday to Saturday, the IMD advised fishermen not to venture into the southeast of the Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep-Maldives areas since Thursday, central east Arabia. Sea along and off the coast of Karnataka from Friday and towards the center east of the Arabian Sea and along and off the coast of Maharashtra-Goa from Saturday.

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