Cyclone Maha, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: A deep depression in the Arabian Sea intensified into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ on Wednesday. Called ‘Maha’ (pronounced as M’maha), it is likely to weaken into a ‘cyclonic storm’ in the next 12 hours.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the storm would move over Lakshadweep Islands before emerging into the eastcentral Arabian Sea. Lakshadweep will receive extremely heavy rainfall today. A warning has been sounded in Kerala too, which is expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.
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Meanwhile, Cyclone Kyarr lies 1,190 km west of Mumbai and 830 km east-northeast of Salalah in Oman. It is likely to weaken into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ this morning, and a ‘cyclonic storm’ by the evening. It will move west-southwestwards across the westcentral Arabian Sea in the next four days, the IMD said.
Cyclone Maha, weather forecast today live news updates: IMD predicts extremely heavy rainfall in Lakshadweep; heavy to very heavy rain in Kerala. Follow latest news and updates below.
Cyclone Maha approaches, lay centered about 80 km of Cherbaniani Reef (Lakshadweep)
The latest forecast from IMD says that the Severe cyclonic storm Maha over east-central Arabian sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area lay centered near about 80 kms north-east of Cherbaniani Reef (Lakshadweep).
IMD issue Orange alert in four districts of Kerala
The IMD has issued orange alert in four districts of Kerala as Cyclone Maha approaches.
One died, five injured and eight missing between 21st to 31st October, in the natural calamity in Kerala. IMD had issued Orange Alert in 4 districts of Kerala- Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode for today and Yellow Alert for all other districts of the state. pic.twitter.com/7ZLX2CGFrv— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2019
Indian coast guard rescues five fishermen from sea
As the severe cyclonic storm, Maha is very likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm over the east-central Arabian Sea during the next 24 hours, the Indian Coast Guard vessel today rescued five fishermen who had ventured into the sea for fishing on October 28 from Chettuva Harbour in Thrissur, Kerala.
Kerala: Over 1,000 evacuated to camps as Cyclone Maha rages through Arabian Sea
Heavy rain pummelled parts of Kerala on Thursday under the influence of severe cyclonic storm Maha over the east-central Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area. Disaster management officials in Thiruvananthapuram said around 1,017 people, belonging to 346 families, have been evacuated from the state’s vulnerable coastal areas to relief camps. The most number of camps have been opened in Ernakulam district (3), followed by Palakkad and Malappuram with 2 camps each. More relief camps are likely to be opened by Thursday night. Read more
IMD issues red alert in Lakshadweep
Following the cyclone, the IMD has issued a "red message" for Lakshadweep. The "red message" technically refers to "take action," meaning the state government machinery has to remain on standby.
Heavy rainfall predicted in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Coastal Karnataka in next 24 hours
Under the influence of the Maha cyclone, heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over Lakshadweep area during next 24
hours. The IMD has also predicted heavy rainfall over Kerala, south Tamilnadu and Coastal Karnataka during the next 24 hours.
Cyclone Maha adjoins Lakshadeep, 340 km west-northwest of Kozhikode (Kerala)
The Cyclonic Storm 'Maha' over the east-central Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area has moved northwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours and lay centred near Latitude 12.3 degree North and Longitude 72.8 degree East over east-central Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area about 130 km north-northeast of Amini Divi (Lakshadweep), 200 km north-northeast of Kavaratti (Lakshadweep), 100 km northeast of Chetlat (Lakshadweep) and 340 km west-northwest of Kozhikode (Kerala).
Fresh storm brews in Bay of Bengal
According to the IMD, a low pressure area is likely to form over the north Andaman Sea on Sunday, November 3. It is expected to move westnorthwestwards and concentrate into a Depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 48 hours.
Under influence of Cyclone Maha, several parts of South India see rainfall
In the 24 hours ending 8.30 am today, this is how much rain southern parts of the country received: Amini Divi (30), Coonoor (13), Minicoy Island (12), Cuddalore (9), Thiruvananthapuram (8) and Kodaikanal (7). Atiramapattinam, Cochin and Kottayam received 6 cm of rainfall each, while Hanamkonda, Tuticorin, Bapatla, Nagappattinam and Tondi, govt 5 cm each.
Cyclone Maha was 110 kms from Kavaratti at 8.30 am today
In its latest bulletin, the IMD has said the Cyclone Maha lay 110 km north-northeast of Kavaratti, 40 kms north-northwest of Amini Divi in Lakshadweep and 325 km west-northwest of Kozhikode in Kerala at 8.30 am. The storm will continue moving north-northwestwards across Lakshadweep before intensifying into a 'very severe cylonic storm' over eastcentral Arabian Sea.
Delhi pollution remains 'severe' at 410 on the AQI
There's no respite from the pollution for residents of Delhi who woke up to a hazy, smoke-filled morning today. The air quality remained in the 'severe' category for the third consecutive day, with the AQI at 410. The temperature is steadily dipping in the national capital; it was 16.8 degrees this morning.
Maha to weaken into 'cyclonic storm' by 5.30 pm today
Cyclone Maha's movements can be tracked using this timetable released by the IMD on Wednesday. The storm will weaken into a 'severe cyclonic storm', and further into a 'cyclonic storm' by 5.30 pm this evening. It will go on to become a Deep Depression and a Depression by Sunday, November 3.
Kerala weather forecast: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely
Due to the presence of cyclonic storm Maha in the Arabian Sea, parts of Kerala will receive "heavy to very heavy rainfall" today, the IMD has predicted. An orange alert in sounded in four districts — Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode — which are likely to receive the most rain. There is a yellow alert in the other 10 districts of the state.
Cyclone Maha to cross Lakshadweep today, extremely heavy rainfall expected
Maha, a new storm in the Arabian Sea, is likely to weaken into a 'cyclonic storm' from a 'very severe cyclonic storm' in the next 12 hours. While it moves towards eastcentral Arabian Sea, the storm is likely to bring extremely heavy rainfall to Lakshadweep. Given its proximity, Kerala, too, may receive heavy rains today.