IMD predicts heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat from 6 to 8 Nov as cyclonic storm Maha likely to make landfall near Diu

  • Cyclonic storm 'Maha' is likely to bring very heavy rains to parts of Maharashtra during 6-8 November, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday

  • Fishermen have been advised not venture into the sea while district collectors have been asked to take measures to reduce the impact of 'Maha'

  • It is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next six hours, the Gujarat Met Centre had said

Mumbai: Cyclonic storm "Maha" is likely to bring very heavy rains to parts of Maharashtra during 6-8 November, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

A release from the state's Disaster Management Cell said areas in north Konkan, north central Maharashtra will experience heavy rains along with thunder and lightning from 6 November till 8 November. Fishermen have been advised not venture into the sea while district collectors have been asked to take measures to reduce the impact of "Maha", it said.

Earlier in the day, the Ahmedabad centre of IMD in neighbouring Gujarat said Maha would make landfall in Gujarat between Dwarka and Diu on the night of 6 November and bring heavy to very heavy rains till the next day there.

It is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next six hours, the Gujarat Met Centre had said.

Updated Date: Nov 03, 2019 22:24:16 IST