Updated: May 15, 2021 18:26 IST
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India]May 15 (ANI): Cyclonic storm Tauktae is expected to escalate into a “strong cyclonic storm” over the next 12 hours and a “very strong cyclonic storm” by Sunday, said K. Santosh, Director (Thiruvananthapuram), Meteorological Department India (IMD) on Saturday.
Cyclone Tauktae is expected to turn into a ‘strong cyclonic storm’ over the next 12 hours and is expected to turn into a ‘very strong cyclonic storm’ by Sunday as it travels northwest towards the Gujarat coast. Gujarat by evening, ”Santosh said.
IN IMD director said cyclonic storm Tauktay in the Arabian Sea is moving away from Kerala the coast is now approaching the coast of Karnataka.
He said under the influence of a cyclone, Kerala Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected with isolated heavy rainfall, which means 20 or more centimeters of rainfall in the next 14 hours.
“Today it is expected that more than 20 centimeters of precipitation will fall in the areas of Ernakulam, Idukki and in all northern regions, and in all southern regions, south of the regions of Idukki and Ernakulam, there will be 7 to 20 centimeters of precipitation in 24 hours. Noisy sea and strong winds. a decline is expected from Tuesday, ”he added.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Interior Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Revenue Minister R. Ashoka held an emergency meeting today with officials from the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority in Bangalore regarding Cyclone Tauktay.
IN IMD previously predicted the likelihood of an intensification of cyclonic storm Tauktae over a low pressure area over the southeast. arab sea and the surrounding area of Lakshadweep by 16 May.
The cyclone could hit areas, including the coast Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Goa and Maharashtra.
IMDMay 13 issued a warning to fishermen not to go to sea until May 17. (ANI)
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