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31-Oct-2019

CYCLONE MAHA
India

Cyclone Maha
Thursday, October 31, 2019, India

Cyclone Maha formed over Comorin Area, near the southern-most end of the country and the adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean, and became more well-marked early on Wednesday.

The system has concentrated into a depression over Maldives- Comorin and adjoining Lakshadweep area about 200 km east-southeast of Minicoy (Lakshadweep), 380 km southeast of Kavaratti (Lakshadweep) and 220 km west-southwest of Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).

The weather department has warned of extremely heavy rainfall over the region. Sea conditions will be very rough.

It is expected to move north-westwards across Lakshadweep Islands during next 36 hours and could emerge into east-central Arabian Sea. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), it is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression during the next 12 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 12 hours, most likely by October 31 evening.

Latest forecast suggests that the system is rapidly gaining strength, and it would intensify further into a very severe cyclone by November 02 out into the open waters of the Arabian Sea and retain the status for at least two more days.

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