Kyarr intensifies into severe cyclonic storm: Heavy rains in Karnataka next 12 hours

Cyclone Fani

Mumbai, Oct 26: Cyclone storm ‘Kyarr’ is likely to be intensified on early Friday into a severe cyclonic storm over the east-central Arabian Sea that will trigger heavy rains and strong winds in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Rain lashed parts of Udupi on Friday. India Meteorological Department has warned over moderate rainfall over coastal districts of Goa, Karnataka and south Konkan.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said, the storm is likely to further intensify into an ‘extremely severe’ cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.

“It is very likely to move west-northwest-wards towards Oman coast during next 5 days. It is very likely to intensify into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 06 hours and further intensify into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours,” IMD said in its bulletin.

The weather forecaster has predicted “light to moderate” rainfall at most places with heavy rain falls at isolated places over coastal districts of Karnataka, Goa and south Konkan during next 12 hours.

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