Weather Forecast: Cyclonic Storm Likely to Hit Arabian Sea in Next 24 Hours, Says IMD
Cyclone (Representational Image)

New Delhi, June 10: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said a depression has been formed over Southeast Arabian Sea which will intensify into into a Cyclonic Storm in the next 24 hours. "A low pressure area formed over Southeast and adjoining Lakshadweep and  East-central Arabian Sea. It is very likely to intensify into a depression over Southeast & adjoining Eastcentral Arabian Sea during next 48 hours. It is likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours", the IMD tweeted. Maharashtra Monsoon Update: Cyclone Likely to Occur in Western Coast on June 11-12, Heavy Rains Expected in Mumbai.

Earlier in the day, the IMD said a depression has formed over southeast and adjoining Lakshadweep and east-central Arabian Sea at 05.30 AM on June 10. "It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm", the IMD tweeted.

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On Sunday, Directorate General of Information and Public Relations of Maharashtra said the Meteorological Department had warned that a cyclone may occur in the Arabian Sea near the West Coast of India between June 11 and 12. The department has asked the fishermen to avoid entering the sea during this period. The cyclone will be around 300 km away from the coast, the official had said.