India: IMD declares warnings as extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘MAHA’ approaches Indian Arena
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued new weather updates on November 6 and 7 for Gujarat, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli in light of the extremely severe cyclone storm, MAHA.
Fishermen were asked to observe the total suspension of fishing operations until 6 November.
Fresh western disturbances are likely to affect the Western Himalayan region from the 5th of November onwards. The interaction between the cyclonic storm ‘ MAHA ‘ and the mid-latitude western trough associated with the above-western disturbance is likely to affect the plains of northwest India and Central India from 6 November onwards.
Light to medium rainfall can occur at most locations with heavy to very heavy drops at a few locations, including Junagarh, Gir Somnath, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Surat, Bharuch, Anand, Ahmedabad, Botad, Porbandar, Rajkot, while very heavy rainfall is expected in Bhavnagar, Surat, Bharuch, Anand, Ahmedabad, Botad, Vadodara on 7 November 2019.
In Maharashtra, light to moderate rainfall is most probably over northern central Maharashtra and northern Konkan and northernmost districts of central Maharashtra on November 7 at most locations with isolated heavy drops.
Wind speeds may be as high as 60 km / h and are likely to begin over the Northeast Arabian Sea along and off the coast of Gujarat from 6 November.
Sea conditions will be rough to very rough along and off the coast of Gujarat from the morning of 6 November and will be heavy from the evening along the coast of Gujarat.