(Sandhya Jha, Intern Journalist): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that the monsoon has knocked over Kerala. In view of this, a yellow alert has been issued in 9 districts of Kerala. These include Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram, and Kannur. Private weather agency claimed on May 30 that monsoon hit Kerala.
At the same time, a cyclonic storm can hit the coast of Gujarat and Maharashtra by June 3. IMD said on Monday that a low-pressure area has formed in the Arabian Sea. It could turn into a cyclone in the next two days. It is expected to hit 100 kmph between Monday and Tuesday off the coasts of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, and South Gujarat.
A cyclone will hit the coast between Harihareshwar and Daman
According to IMD, this low-pressure area is formed in the southeast and east-central areas of the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep. Currently, it is 400 km southwest of Goa, 700 km south-southwest from Mumbai, and 930 km southwest from Surat in Gujarat. It is likely to move northwards by the morning of 2 June after turning into a cyclonic storm. The storm may hit the coast of North Maharashtra and South Gujarat between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman in the evening or night of June 3.
There may be heavy rains in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
According to the private weather agency, due to the formation of the low-pressure area, there may be heavy rains in Madhya Maharashtra and North Konkan region on June 3 and 4. Between 2 June and 5 June, strong waves can rise in the sea off the coast of Maharashtra and Gujarat. They can reach 12 to 16 feet in height. At the same time, there is also a possibility of wind blowing at 60 to 90 km per hour. After this, the low-pressure area will turn into a ‘cyclone’.