Parts of the western coast of India will face a cyclonic storm in the coming days. While the Indian Meteorological Department had earlier predicted that the onset of monsoon in Kerala would be from June 1, it is likely that other states too will be facing some turbulent weather in the coming days.
“It is very likely to move nearly northwards initially till June 2 and then recurve north-northeastwards and reach near north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts around June 3,” it added.The system will bring strong winds and heavy to very heavy rainfall to coastal Maharashtra and Gujarat.
According to a IMD tweet, a “low pressure area would form over southeast-east-central Arabian Sea during next 48 hours”.
The IMD said that this low pressure area would intensify into depression in the coming hours and could even gain in intensity. It added that this would “move north-northwestwards towards Gujarat & north Maharashtra coasts till 3rd June”.
Fishermen who have ventured into the Arabian Sea along the north and south Gujarat coasts have been advised to return by Sunday and not go out till June 4.