Severe cyclonic storm hits India’s western cost, may intensify
After a devastating spell of rainfall, the western part of India is facing another natural calamity in “Kyarr” - a severe cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea, centred about 360 kilometres south-south-west of Mumbai, Trend reports citing Sputnik.
Several regions in western India including Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat have experienced heavy rainfall with gale-force winds. But there is no reported loss of life.
India’s Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that the cyclone could further intensify into an extremely severe storm with a maximum surface speed of 170-180 kilometre per hour in the next 24 hours.
The IMD forecast said the cyclone has significantly grown in terms of lateral movement over the sea.
“It is very likely to move west-northwestward towards the Oman Coast during the next five days. It is likely to intensify further into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.”