Cyclone may hit west coast this weekend | India News

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NEW DELHI: The western coast could witness the primary cyclonic storm of the 12 months by Sunday with the India Meteorological Division (IMD) on Tuesday predicting its “seemingly formation” over east central Arabian Sea. As soon as shaped, the cyclone can be named ‘Tauktae’, which means extremely vocal lizard gecko, a reputation given by Myanmar.
The IMD stated a low-pressure space was very more likely to kind over southeast Arabian Sea across the morning on Might 14. “It is rather more likely to transfer north north-westward throughout southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep space and intensify regularly,” it stated, underlining the opportunity of rains and squally climate in Lakshadweep and coastal areas of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.
Based mostly on its numerical fashions, the IMD predicted that the low-pressure space could intensify right into a “cyclonic storm” over east central Arabian Sea round Might 16 and proceed to maneuver north and north-westwards.
A number of the numerical fashions, nevertheless, present the opportunity of its course in the direction of Kutch areas in Gujarat and south Pakistan whereas others point out its motion in the direction of south Oman.
“It will likely be clearer in a day or two,” Sunitha Devi, head of cyclone warning division in IMD informed TOI.
Issuing its warning, IMD stated tidal waves of about one meter top above the astronomical tide was very more likely to inundate low mendacity areas of Lakshadweep Islands on Might 15-16.

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