New Delhi, Oct 30: India Meteorological Department Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said the deep depression in the Arabian Sea intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Maha’ and will cross Lakshadweep islands in next 24 hour.
Two cyclonic storms are brewing together in the Arabian Sea as ‘Kyarr’ had turned into a super cyclone on Tuesday, another rare occasion for the western sea front of India..Super cyclones are usually reported in the Bay of Bengal.
Mohapatra said it is a rare occurrence to have two storms in the Arabian Sea at the same time.
By November 2, it is also expected to intensify into a “very severe cyclonic storm”, the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said.
“Extremely heavy falls at isolated places are likely over Lakshadweep Islands and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated place over Kerala during next 48 hours. Heavy to very heavy falls at isolated place are also likely over Tamil Nadu on October 30 and over coastal Karnataka on October 31,” it said.