Cyclone Kyarr Updates: IMD predicts heavy rain fall in Kerala, Mahe, thunderstorm, lighting in parts of Odisha

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Cyclone Kyarr Updates: IMD predicts heavy rain fall in Kerala, Mahe, thunderstorm, lighting in parts of Odisha
  • 11:50 (IST)

    IMD warns fishermen to not ventures in areas near cyclonic system's centre

    Sea condition is very likely to be phenomenal over the central Arabian sea around the cyclonic system's centre, the IMD predicted, warning fishermen to not venture into these areas.

    ‘Phenomenal’ is among the categories under the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) sea state code which largely adopts the 'wind sea' definition of the Douglas Sea Scale and classifies according to wave height. When the waves are above a height of 14 metres, the sea condition can be called phenomenal, the highest on the scale.

  • 11:37 (IST)

    Heavy rainfall likely in Kerala, thunderstorm in parts of Odisha

    Heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Kerala and Mahe today, the IMD predicted.Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning very likely at isolated places over Odisha.

    Indian Coast Guard has rescued 19 fishermen and escorted more than 2,100 fishing boats to safety at various ports in the west coast.

  • 11:16 (IST)

    There may be two cyclones in Arabian Sea

    According to SkyMet Weather, a circulation over the southwest bay may develop into a low pressure area, which in turn can further intensify into a cyclone. This would result in two cyclones over the Arabian Sea.

  • 11:10 (IST)

    Heavy rains expected in Kerala, southern Tamil Nadu

    A circulation over the south west bay is likely to induce a low pressure area, bringing heavy rains to Kerala and south Tamil Nadu, SkyMet weather predicted.

  • 10:58 (IST)

    Cyclone Kyarr likely to weaken by 28 October evening

    As per IMD's predictions, Super Cyclone Kyarr will weaken into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm by 28 October evening and subside into a cyclonic storm by 2 November.

  • 10:41 (IST)

    Kyarr is first cyclone over Arabian Sea after Gonu

    Kyarr is the first super cyclone after Cyclone Gonu in 2007, considered the strongest-ever to have been witnessed over the Arabian Sea.

  • 10:33 (IST)

    Super cyclone Kyarr to move towards Oman coast during the next five days

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Cyclone Kyarr lay centered over the East Central Arabian Sea, about 700 kilometres southwest of Mumbai. It predicted that the storm will move west-northwestwards towards the Oman coast during next five days.

Cyclone Kyarr Updates: Cyclone Kyarr, which has been gaining momentum for the past couple of days, has further intensified into a super cyclone according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

"Very severe cyclone Kyarr has further intensified into the super cyclone. Now it is over the east-central Arabian Sea, approx 650 km away from Goa,'" said IMD Goa official Rahul M. "Even though the system is very severe over the east-central Arabian Sea, it is going to have very minimal impact on Goa," he added.

The cyclonic storm Kyarr is moving away from the western coast resulting in the decrease of the rainfall activity over Goa from the late evening of Saturday, the weather forecast agency stated.

On its Twitter account, World Cyclone Warning Center has stated that the super cyclone Kyarr has continued to rapidly intensify and has now become only the second Category 5 on record in the Arabian Sea. "Maximum sustained winds have increased to 160mph, minimum central pressure has decreased to 928 mb" it stated.

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Updated Date: Oct 28, 2019 11:57:22 IST