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Cyclonic storm Luban won't impact Goa coast: IMD

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Meteorological Department (IMD) said Wednesday that cyclonic 'Luban' which has developed over the will not have a major impact on coast, barring thundershowers and a rise in water levels.

The cyclonic is far away from the state coast, therefore, it will not have any major impact on Goa,

M L Sahu, director, IMD Observatory, said.

"Indirect impact in the form of thundershowers, lightning and rise in water levels along the shore may be seen in the next few days, he said.

is already witnessing thundershowers and lightning for the last two days due to Luban, he said.

The IMD has asked fishermen to avoid venturing into the sea as "squally winds" are likely over Lakshadweep and Southeast during the next 24 hours.

Cyclonic Luban was approaching and coasts for a landfall over the next four days, while cyclonic storm Titli, which has developed over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to reach the Odisha coast by Thursday, the IMD had said Tuesday.

The water levels rose at Goa beaches Wednesday afternoon.

"Many beach shacks (outlets selling and other items) were partially under water for some time," a tourism department official said.

Shack owners have been asked to be on alert, he said.

The tourist season has begun in Goa with the first chartered flight -- booked by overseas tourists specially for the coastal state -- arriving last week.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:30 IST