Cyclone Maha to intensify into 'very severe' in next 24 hrs, likely to bring heavy rain to south Gujarat from 6 Nov, says IMD

  • According to meteorlogical centre, CYclone Maha is likely to bring heavy rainfall in the south Gujarat region, including a coastal belt of Saurashtra

  • Maha has now become a severe cyclonic storm and is centred over the east-central Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep Islands, a release from the Meteorological Centre said

  • The cyclone is likely to move in the north-westward direction in the next 24 hours and then west-northwestward during 2-4 November and 'intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours', it said

  • Several parts of Gujarat were battered by unseasonal rain in the last few days due to cyclone Kyarr, which has now weakened and moved towards Oman

Ahmedabad: Severe cyclonic storm 'Maha' is likely to bring heavy rainfall over southern parts of Gujarat from 6 November, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday.

Maha has now become a severe cyclonic storm and is centred over the east-central Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep Islands, a release from the IMD said.

 Cyclone Maha to intensify into very severe in next 24 hrs, likely to bring heavy rain to south Gujarat from 6 Nov, says IMD

Cyclone Maha. Image courtesy: IMD

Maha is likely to move in the north-westward direction in the next 24 hours and then west-northwestward during November 2-4 and "intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours", it stated.

"November 6 onward, it would take a re-curve in the east-northeast direction towards the south Gujarat coast. We expect it to bring heavy rainfall in the south Gujarat region, including a coastal belt of Saurashtra," said meteorological centre director Jayanta Sarkar.

The IMD has not made any specific prediction about the possible landfall of the cyclone.

The release said the cyclone may bring light to moderate rainfall in south Gujarat during the next 24 hours.

Several parts of Gujarat were battered by unseasonal rain in the last few days due to cyclone Kyarr, which has now weakened and moved towards Oman.

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Updated Date: Nov 01, 2019 18:54:51 IST