A cyclonic disturbance has formed over the Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep that quite intensify into a cyclonic storm by Sunday (May 16). The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a heavy rain warning in some parts of Kerala, Maharashtra, and Gujarat in rapid intensification of Cyclone Tauktae.
On Friday, a Code red alert is issued that indicates extremely heavy rains in five districts of Kerala. The India Meteorological Department predicted red alerts in Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, and Pathanamthitta.
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IMD says, “It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 12 hours and into a cyclonic storm [Cyclone Tauktae] during the subsequent 12 hours. It is very likely to intensify further. It is very likely to move initially north-northeastwards till today evening. It would then move north-northwestwards and reach near Gujarat coast by May 18 morning.”
CYCLONE TAUKTAE ALERT ISSUED: TOP POINTS
1. The IMD has declared code orange alerts and indicates heavy rains in seven districts of Kerala. Additionally, the orange alert has been issued for Idukki, Kottayam, Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, and Wayanad.
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2. Moreover, red alerts have been issued for some districts of Kerala. The IMD has issued a red code due to heavy rains in Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, and Ernakulam.
3. On Thursday, the IMD issued a warning for Cyclone Tauktae over the Arabian Sea. It is likely to get heavy rainfall to Mumbai and some places in Goa and south Konkan.
4. Cyclone Tauktae is likely to reach in Gujarat coast till May 18. Because of this, Goa and the south Konkan region will light to moderate rainfall in many places.