Severe cyclonic storm hits India’s western cost, may intensify

  27 October 2019    Read: 821
Severe cyclonic storm hits India’s western cost, may intensify

After a devastating spell of rainfall, the western part of India is facing another natural calamity in “Kyarr” - a severe cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea, centred about 360 kilometres south-south-west of Mumbai, AzVision.az reports citing Sputnik.

Several regions in western India including Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat have experienced heavy rainfall with gale-force winds. But there is no reported loss of life.

India’s Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that the cyclone could further intensify into an extremely severe storm with a maximum surface speed of 170-180 kilometre per hour in the next 24 hours.

​The IMD forecast said the cyclone has significantly grown in terms of lateral movement over the sea.

“It is very likely to move west-northwestward towards the Oman Coast during the next five days. It is likely to intensify further into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.”


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