- In wake of Cyclone Shahin passing over Gujarat, heavy rain warning issued for parts of the state till Saturday, October 2
Ahmedabad: The cyclonic storm Shahin, developing in the Arabian Sea, likely to move over Kutch and head northward towards Pakistan. However, its impact will result in rain in several parts of Gujarat adjoining the areas on its trajectory.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday morning that the depression in the Arabian sea is likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify into a deep depression over the northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast over next 12 hours.
This system is “very likely to move further west-northwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours. Thereafter it is likely to continue to move west-northwestwards towards Pakistan-Makran coasts, moving away from the Indian coast,” the IMD said in its weather bulletin.
As per the forecast, the cyclonic storm is likely to develop into a severe cyclonic storm by October 2.
Shahin is expected to bring active spell of rainfall over Gujarat for next two days.
Heavy rain forecast in state
On Thursday, heavy to very heavy rain is likely at isolated places in Jamnagar, Porbandar, Dwarka and Kutch, while heavy rain is likely at isolated places in Anand, Bharuch, Surat, Rajkot, Junagadh, Morbi, Gir Somnath and Diu.
The heavy rain forecast continues on Friday, October 1, for Kutch, Jamnagar, Dwarka, Junagadh and Porbandar.
The sea condition will be ‘high’ over northeast Arabian Sea and along and off Gujarat coast on Friday and very rough to high along and off north Gujarat coast on Saturday, October 2.
Fishermen have been warned against entering the sea till Saturday. Those at seat have been asked to return or head to safer places by Thursday evening.
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