A heavy rainfall warning along with high wind speed has been issued in Saurashtra region and Kutch district of Gujarat for June 12, 13 and 14 due to a depression in the Arabian Sea which is likely to turn into a severe cyclonic storm.
"A low-pressure area formed over South-East and adjoining Lakshadweep and East-Central Arabian Sea. It is very likely to intensify into a depression over Southeast and adjoining East-Central Arabian Sea during the next 48 hours. It is likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours," a release from IMD stated.
Giving further details, state IMD director Jayant Sarkar told ANI, "The depression over South-East, adjoining Lakshadweep and East-Central Arabian Sea moved northwards with a speed of about 31 kmph on Monday. Within six hours it will become deep depression. Subsequently, in 24 hours it will become a cyclonic storm and thereafter it will further intensify and become a severe cyclonic storm. Its movement is towards the north-west."
He added, "The impact in Gujarat will be from June 12 evening onwards and on June 13 and June 14. With Gujarat, I mean Saurashtra and Kutch district. These places will receive heavy rainfall and wind speed, which will be around 100 km/hr, especially on June 13."
In this regard, "fisheries warning and port warning have been issued," said Sarkar.
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