New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday warned of another cyclone brewing in the Arabian sea.
The preliminary low-pressure area formed this morning off the Kerala coast could strengthen around Lakshadweep over the next three to four days first as a depression, the IMD declared.
“A low pressure area has formed over southeast and adjoining east central Arabian sea and Lakshadweep area. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 24 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours,” in charge of cyclones at IMD Sunitha Devi said.
She further said that it is likely to move nearly northwards and reach near north Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts by June 3.
It is more or less mimicking the birth and evolution of super cyclone Amphan in the Bay of Bengal almost a fortnight ago, the IMD said.
Under its influence, Konkan and Goa and Coastal and South Interior Karnataka are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall. Strong winds with speeds reaching 45-55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph are likely over most parts of the Arabian Sea, the Lakshadweep area, and along and off the Kerala coast.