Cyclonic Storm Likely To Hit Gujarat, Maharashtra On June 3: IMD

New Delhi: A low-pressure area in the Arabian sea intensified into depression on Monday morning. It is likely to turn into a cyclonic storm and cross North Maharastra and South Gujarat coast on the evening of June 3, according to India Meteorological Department.

Earlier, the Met office in Mumbai said a low-pressure area has formed over southeast and adjoining east central Arabian sea and Lakshadweep area with associated cyclonic circulation. The cyclonic storm is likely to cause rainfall in several parts of the country.

The IMD has warned of high waves upto four meters in coastal areas of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep. It has also warned of high-velocity wind in the affected regions.

Squally wind with speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph, is very likely over southeast and adjoining east-central Arabian sea, Lakshadweep area and along and off Kerala coast during next 48 hours. It will gradually gain speed to turn gale wind reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph over east-central Arabian Sea and along and off Karnataka- south Maharashtra coasts from June 2 morning and further becoming 90-100 kmph gusting 110 kmph over east-central and north-east Arabian Sea along and off Maharashtra and Gujarat.

It may be noted that cyclone Amphan had casued heavy damage to life and property along east coast of India.

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