The other states that received the advisory are Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, and the Lakshadweep archipelago
Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued an advisory to several states including Maharashtra, about the cyclonic storm ‘Sagar’. The cyclonic storm lay centred over the Gulf of Aden, about 390 km east-northeast of Yemen’s Aden city and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands. While the Mumbai IMD issued, a thunderstorm warning, lightening and rainfall is likely to occur over Raigad, Pune, Sindhudurg, Satara and Ratnagiri district in the next 24 hours.
The other states that received the advisory are Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, and the Lakshadweep archipelago. The storm is likely to intensify further slightly during the next 12 hours and continue to move westwards for some more time and then move west-south-westwards thereafter, the advisory said.
K.S. Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, IMD said, “ With a low pressure system developing in the Arabian Sea, adjoining the west coast, we expect heightened moisture incursion over land. There may be rains at isolated places. Mainly over Konkan, Goa, south madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada during few days.”
When asked any effect of ‘Sagar’ cyclone in Mumbai, Mr Hosalikar said, “ There wont be any effect on Mumbai and several parts of Maharashtra.”
He also said, “North Maharashtra and some parts of it will observed partly cloudy weather, whereas madhya and western ghat will witness rains.”
Officials at the IMD said cloudy and humid conditions would prevail over south madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha and some parts of Marathwada during the next two to three days.