Bhubaneswar: Forecasted Cyclone Shaheen over Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
It is likely to move towards Pakistan-Makran coasts, away from the Indian coast, the IMD said.
“Yesterday’s well marked low pressure area over south Gujarat region & adjoining Gulf of Khambhat moved west-northwestwards and emerged into Gulf of Kutch, concentrated into a Depression and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 30th September, 2021, over northeast Arabian Sea & adjoining Kutch, near latitude 22.7°N and longitude 69.5°E, about 50 km east northeast of Devbhoomi Dwarka (Gujarat), 90 km east-southeast of Naliya (Gujarat) and 340 km east-southeast of Karachi (Pakistan),” a bulletin of the IMD issued at 8.30 AM today said.
“It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify into a Deep Depression over northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast during next 12 hours. Then it is very likely to move further west-northwestwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 24 hours. Thereafter it is likely to continue to move west-northwestwards towards Pakistan–Makran coasts, moving away from the Indian coast,” the bulletin added.
Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table:
Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail over northeast Arabian Sea and along & off south Gujarat coast and 40 – 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph over east-central Arabian Sea along & off north Maharashtra coast during next 12 hours.
It would gradually increase thereafter, becoming squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Gujarat coast and 45 – 55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph over east-central Arabian Sea along & off north Maharashtra coast from the evening of today, the 30th September.
It would further increase becoming Gale wind speed reaching 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph over northeast & adjoining northwest Arabian Sea & along & off Pakistan – Makran coasts, 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph along & off Gujarat coast and squally wind speed reaching 40 – 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph over central Arabian Sea from the evening of 1st October.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into north & adjoining central Arabian Sea and along & off Gujarat & north Maharashtra coasts from 30th September till 2nd October 2021.