The Weatherman has issued a red alert in the coastal regions of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka. That’s because cyclonic storm Kyarr, which formed over the Arabian Sea, is expected to intensify over the next 24 hours into an ‘extremely severe cyclone.’ Heavy rains have been battering parts of the three states and IMD officials expect that to continue into the Diwali weekend. This year’s monsoon claimed lives of as many as 2,155 people across 22 states, home ministry officials say.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) says Cyclone Kyarr likely to intensify into an “extremely Severe cyclone” in the next two days. Assessing a weather risk means monitoring different models. Cyclonic storm Kyarr near Goa and western causing heavy rains and winds. Expected to intensify in the next 48 hours. We expect it to intensify into a ‘Severe Cyclone’ by tonight. At present, vertical wind shear is low and poleward outflow is good.
A red alert has been issued in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka in the wake of heavy rains and forecast of possible formation of cyclone Kyarr along the coast in the next two days, official sources said today. Not just the name of Cyclone Kyarr, but the names of other cyclones like Maha and Bulbul have also been decided much before they are formed.
Cyclone Kyarr will start moving towards the Karnataka Coast. On October 30, Goa, Konkan, Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Kolhapur will receive heavy rains. No one should travel to Konkan, Goa, Gokarna, Mumbai for the next eight days for a trip. The cyclone will be in full effect from October 26 to 30 – be careful. Warning alert for all citizens living along the coast from Daman to Mangalore – this storm can do a lot of damage. Rainfall will decrease by Friday, but then, with the cyclone, the intensity of rains will be very heavy and cloudy.
According to the Meteorological Department, the speed of winds can reach 110 kilometers per hour due to the cyclone. At the same time, this storm can affect the coastal areas of Goa and North Karnataka including Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Raigad in Maharashtra.
Palghar District Collector Kailash Shinde has advised fishermen not to go to the beach due to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, according to the news agency PTE. On the other hand, District Fisheries officials said on Friday that 1411 boats had gone into the sea, which have been brought back.