The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said the cyclonic disturbance over the Lakshadweep Islands and the Arabian Sea will give rise to a cyclonic storm — Tauktae by Sunday that will lead to heavy rainfall in the coastal states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala.
“It [Cyclonic formation] 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,” the department said.
All you need to know about cyclone Tauktae:
The IMD has anticipated that cyclone Tauktae, a name given by Myanmar which signifies “gecko”, will cause the greatest harm in Kerala. It has additionally given a high alert for five areas of the state – Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Ernakulam and Alappuzha.
An orange alarm has additionally been given for seven regions of Kerala – Idukki, Palakkad, Thrissur, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Malappuram.
Cyclone Tauktae would also prompt heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane, Goa and different pieces of south Konkan over the course of the upcoming few days. As per the IMD, 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm rainfall in 24 hours is viewed as heavy.
According to IMD, heavy to very heavy rainfall is additionally anticipated in parts of coastal and South Interior Karnataka from May 14.
Looking at the circumstance, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has dispatched 53 groups in five states – Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat – to deal with any untoward circumstance brought by cyclone Tauktae.